Saturday, May 19, 2012
Saturday and Sunday we were at the Ranch Horse Show in Columbia
at Boone County Fairgrounds. It was a pleasant weekend and Braydon
did well showing again.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Throughout this week we tied the Mustangs everyday and began
saddling the black and buckskin.
The Bay still needs more time; he is still controlled by self-preservation
and is quite skilled at using his back feet.
Braydon spent most of the week gaining the confidence of his filly. He is
spending a lot of time drawing her front end towards him by yielding her hind
quarters away from him. By Thursday he was able to get the halter on her
in the round pen all by himself, this was her first experience with a halter
actually being place on her head. He then began yielding the hind quarters
on a loose lead rope as he had done in the round pen previously. Braydon was
able to lead her the very first day. He led her into the barn where he tied her
to a post in the barn.
What were you expecting for this experience to be?
I thought this experience would be wild for the first few months
and that everything would fall into place when I started working with
How is it different to what you thought it would be?
I have to interpret and read the body language the horse is giving
while she is moving or standing. I thought they would be a lot wilder
than they are.
What have you learned this week that you didn’t know last week?
I am learning to read the mustang filly by movements (eye, ear,