Monday, March 7, 2011

March 6, 2011

Cindy had a great lesson on LBR today. The stables were quiet when Gary & Cindy arrived - just a small lesson going on in the sand arena.

Gary brought LBR up from his paddock while Cindy put out LBR's supplements for the week and staged the tack and grooming supplies.

LBR was a very mellow horse in the grooming stall. As other horses were brought in to be groomed for the same lesson, he napped.

Cindy mounted LBR in the sand arena while the other lesson was going on and LBR continued his mellow ways. The lesson started off really quiet. After about 15 minutes though, two (2) trailers pulled up next to the arena - one bringing a horse and one taking one. LBR was distracted but never totally lost his focus. He did get a little excited a couple of times.

Once, all the horses on the property started calling when the horse was being taken off property and once when the new horse was unloaded. Cindy was supposed to be turning him on his haunches but told the trainer we were going to watch the horse unload and then turn on the haunches. He did a perfect turn.

There was another "incident" when a jump fell down. LBR just looked at it but another horse "spooked" so LBR spooked 4 feet left in one move. Cindy just laughed.

LBR rocked at his walk/trot/canter ground work and did his cross rail courses perfectly. After the lesson Cindy went on a "trail ride" with another boarder.

Gary & Cindy then de-tacked and groomed LBR before returning him to his paddock for carrots.

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