In the last weeks before the competition we have stepped up the
intensity on all of the horses and they are rising to the call. I am expecting
them to be more responsive and more willing, it is a balancing act to increase
the understanding and not over load them mentally. Setbacks are like land mines,
I try to recognize them farther in advance so none of them get exploded. We took
all of the horses to a Bull buck out in Centralia Friday night. This was their
first exposure to the sounds and sights of the excitement and atmosphere they
will experience in Fort Worth. They handled everything very well. I even rode
Isaiah in the Grand Entry of the rodeo. Since Braydon is in school now he is
limited to working scout only on the weekends. They are doing well together. I
am looking forward to their progress over the next few weeks as we draw closer
to the Show.
Now that school has
started I am only able to see and work my filly on the weekends. It’s very
exciting how she grows in trust and in education on what I ask her to do. Her
Growth over the past two weeks has amazed me. She is more willing to do whatever
I ask of her and has a lot more try to her in new tasks.
Greetings to all,
Cindy delivered the message last night from Colossians 4:2
Devote yourself to prayer be watchful and thankful.
Question is what are you devoted to? The Word of God or the world system,
fear, anxiousness, running to get ahead etc.
Word of God says to fix your thoughts on Jesus and enter his gates with
thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
Hope is alive!
Dennis & Cindy
This week I worked with scout on a couple of
different things I worked on getting her to yield her hindquarters. I
also worked on getting her to not lean on an outside boundary while I was
lunging her. That was what became the most difficult for me. Once I got her to
the bigger more open pen she would just run off through her shoulder and drag me
around. Then I started working on getting her to focus her attention on me
instead of trying to run away. That caused her to be able to lunge on a loose
rope. I got her to follow me a
little better especially at the trot, because I started to utilize her yielding
her hindquarters to get forward movement.
As time is winding down on us there is a sense of urgency to try
to do more, and it is challenging to find a balance that is necessary to ensure
forward progression and not cause them to go backwards. Each horse is different
and has their own special needs. We will not bite on satan’s bait of wanting
more out of the horses than they are ready to give at this point it is somewhat
like watching a cake bake. A
combination of heat and time have to work together to achieve the desired end
result. The horses are all doing quite well. The biggest battles for Braydon
and I will be with our own thoughts. We will work daily to stay on track and
are looking forward to their progress in the coming