I put the saddle on Lero today!!!He stood still for me to put it on.After he had a minute hissy fit he settled down and i was able to lunge him with it on...I found out that he doesn't like the girth hitting his legs so i took the girth off from the saddle and wrapped it around his legs and did some decentsitizing(sp?)Anyways that is pretty much all we had time for today!I hosed him off and put him back in the pasture where he roled 5 times!!!
Valero backed out of the trailer today!!!I am so excited because he was terrified to do so!I also worked on sidepassing again with him and put the surcingle on him!(A thing that goes all the way around his belly to prepare him for a saddle)Valero didn't buck or anything when i put it on him!I see a liberty bit in his freestyle because he can lead without a line!Tomorrow i am putting a saddle on him!
I reviewed trailer loading and sidepassing today with Lero...He was VERY full of himself.His attitude was kind of a"I am right your wrong"attitude!But two things he did great on today was i am now able to point to the trailer and say"Step up" and he gets right in and he let me turn on the clippers(without running away!!)But he did not like holding his face still for it...
Saturday we didn't do much i just did a big review of everything i taught Lero...Today I decided to work on trailer loading with him...once Lero saw how excited i got when on his first try he put one foot in,he got all the way in!!!!!I am now to the point with him where i point to the trailer and he will get in!!!!I also worked on sidepassing with him;he sidepassed a few times!He did so good i put him back in the pen.My picture uploader isn't working!!!Darn!!!Pics are gonna be up as soon as the uploader works!Sorry!
Today we trotted with my hand,lunged(outside his pen),picked ALL 4 of his feet with the hoofpick and got a blanket on him!
The mustang that was starving for grain!
His girl got his supplements out there and he was able to pig out! The end!
Today Lero and i didn't get to do much because of the rain..First of all the power went off so my alarm clock did not wake me up.I got up at 11...when i went outside it was a muddy pit!I sprayed off Lero's legs ,groomed him,and tied him to a tree again to practice patience.Then i fed him his grain,went inside,watched some Kitty Lauman videos and scrapbooked Lero's journey so far!A lil while ago i went out and worked with him on trotting behind me!He did magnificent!!!!Trotted right with my hand!!Sorry no pics!
Lero did great today!!!We introduced him to cord with no prob then we went on a walk out of his pen and he did great!We gave him a bath during which he stood like a gentleman!After this we tied him to the tree to practice patience until he stood still.Next came the introduction of Lua and Lero...Kahlua was a witch!!!I only got a pic when the fence seperated them because when i let Lero out Kahlua charged him!I screamed and yelled ...My mom flagged Kahlua away from Lero because she had done this at least 5 times.We took Kahlua out and put her away.Then i walked him over two bridges in a row and picked all 4 feet up without him trying to take his foot away!!Very much was accomplished today and i see trailer loading in his future REAL soon!(as soon as it drys up that is...)I am soooo proud of my boy!Oh yes i forgot he is now learning his cues for walk,trot,and whoa!(too muddy to canter)He has the cutest little trot!
Great day with Lero of what i could spend with him...STUPID RAIN!!!Anyways what i did spend with him i worked on picking up his feet ,lunging ,and leading...He is getting better at all these!No more kicking:D Then we just bonded!My mom said while i was at dance Lero was eatting his grain that he dumped on the ground and Angel started eatting it...Lero being the curious guy he is mouthed her ear in an investigative way .Angel groweled!Lero did this twice!Curiousity Kills!! I love Lero!! Tomorrow we are introducing him to the herd!I hope Val is nice she can be MEAN!First we will introduce Cord,then Luie,then MAYBE Val...He is gonna get outta his pen!No pics sorry!