Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 12, 2009

We headed to the stables with saddle/bridle. The Tuesday lesson group was active in the main arena.

We groomed and saddled and headed to the round pen for a ride. We started with LBR with a short bit of lunging and then Cindy rode.

It was an uneventful ride for a while until one of the foals "escaped" from it's paddock into a neighboring paddock (both adjacent to the round pen). About the same time, one of the girls from the lesson group was riding by to cool off her horse. All of the sudden the horses and foal in the adjoining paddock starting racing around the paddock making a raucous.

LBR handled it all well considering. Cindy turned him in the roundpen to watch and although he became a bit "hot", he just stood and watch with his head high up in the air.

LBR calmed down as soon as the foal returned to it's paddock and the horses stopped being frisky.

We're so luck that his instinct is to stop-and-watch instead of run away.

We ended the night with untacking, grooming, a walk back through the paddock and treats.

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