Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 4, 2009

Today we started with lead work in the practice arena. LBR was very calm so we decided to try some free lunging in the round pen. He wasn't sure what we were asking him to do, but caught on pretty quickly. Walked and trotted both directions and stopped well with verbal queues. We kept the round pen work brief and followed with a trip down to the main stables.

There was a lot of activity (riders, horses not turned out yet) so LBR was a little excited. We walked around the exterior of the stables and every horse stuck their heads out their windows to see LBR. It definitely seemed to appeal to his narcissistic tendency.

We ended with going in/out of the round pen several times (as we anticipated, his stubborn streak came out again and he didn't cooperate initially - but we won and he calmed down).

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