Sunday, February 28, 2010

February 28, 2010

We headed to the stables around 9:00 a.m. Due to LBR's problems yesterday, Cindy took a lesson on one of the trainers horses.

He's a 10 year old 16.0 Thoroughbred named "Brother". This is video of part of the lesson:

After the lesson, Gary brought LBR up from his paddock. Gary groomed and saddled LBR for a ride. He decided to ride LBR in the grass arena. LBR started off with the same mouth/evasion issues as yesterday. Gary moved him forward and out of the arena to the grass common area (which is furthest away from all barn activities).

Gary patiently encouraged LBR to move forward and quit evading the bit. After about 20 minutes, LBR was moving forward better and not tossing his head as much so the returned to the grass arena.

Gary worked LBR mostly at the walk over poles and around obstacles. Once LBR did a "pattern" perfectly and with no head-tossing (2 times around), Gary dismounted and they ended on a good note.

After the ride, Gary led him back to the stables for grooming and then back to LBR's paddock for treats from Gary & Cindy.

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