Yep that is me and I am not terribly happy in that photo. 
Mushboy calls this move "pissed offs", a naughty horse's version of piaffes. 
The DOR took me out to work cows for the first time in a big pasture.  I wanted to run as fast as I could and chase the little stinkers, especially after the bull glared at me-he was asking for it!  Now according to the DOR a good cow horse can work cattle at a walk or a trot and get the job done.  Well wouldn't that mean a GREAT cow horse should be working cattle at a dead run?
I lost my mind because I was soooo excited and threw one of my werehorse fits.  I crow hopped, I bucked, and I danced like a Spanish dancing horse (and I looked good doing it).  No matter what I did the DOR stayed square in the saddle, just sighed, hummed, and wouldn't let me run.  In fact she even said, "Dance all you want, we are not running after the cows and it is going to take you twice as long to get back to them"
I finally gathered my brain cells back together, well mostly because the ones screaming "CHASE THEM" were still loud and clear, concentrated on what the DOR was asking and helped finish the job.
The DOR says my participation in the cow working clinic next month is going to be entertaining.  She plans on making me walk out in the cow pasture and be nice a calm around the stinkers between now and then.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!


fernvalley01 said...

Way to go DOR . Jack, chasing cows is an art , you will be amazing at it when you figure out how to walk frist then run

Powell River Books said...

Hey, maybe she'll let you chase them if she gets into calf roping. - Margy

Once Upon an Equine said...

Well Jack, at least you are enthusiastic about the job. You'll learn to gain your composure and then you'll get those cows with finesse and skill. Your DOR sounds like she knows what's best, so be a good boy and listen to her.

Breathe said...

Riding out a were horse is no small feat. Good for your DOR


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