"Look back at our struggle for freedom,

Trace our present day's strength to it's source;

And you'll find that man's pathway to glory

Is strewn with the bones of the horse."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Great Session!

Yesterday I had a Great liberty session. and some interesting conversations. I started out on line just to get him ready, and he was doing very well, I had a weave and a figure 8. and some barrels set up, and I started with the barrels and he did very well with everything I asked him to do with them, then I moved on to the figure 8, and he did awesome. he started to do it him self, and his weave was perfect,

so I took the halter off and started playing at liberty, and he did awesome with stick to me that is his fave game! so, I started the figure 8. and he said no. and would stop going to the left. (he doesn't like me on that side) so I just went up to him and asked him to follow me, and try ed again. and he said "NO" again. so I put him back on line and he did it perfect, so I went back at liberty and he did the same thing, and I was like OK? so I went back on line and perfect again. and went at liberty and the same thing every time. so, I need to play with that cause he did it great when going to the right. but said "no" going to the left, I hope he is better today, if he isn't I'm not gonna keep doing it til he gets it, because, "RELATIONSHIP FIRST" ;)

any way. I played with backing by the tail. and he has that so good that he will do it when I back. (not holding the tail) and I played with weave from zone 5 and he did awesome! and did some simple lead changes from zone 5 and that was really cool!

I also did some circles at liberty. and he was AMAZING! he was cantering around me. and I even got a flying lead change. (in the middle of the pasture) I was like "WOW" he was awesome. and also did some cutting game and that was so cool. he did so amazing. and after I was done you can imagin he got lots of treats, and that was my session. I can't wait to play today and play with that figure 8. I hope it goes well.

Note to self. "RELATIONSHIP FIRST!" ;)

Keep it Natural.