Last week we spent about 1 1/2 hours at GunDiva's place, continuing with 'training'. She was delayed at a funeral, so Bill and I just entertained ourselves -at her horses' expense, of course. After spending time grooming, I started re-braiding Copper's mane.
|Copper likes to sleep while I braid.|
Bill was leading Skeeter around and somehow ended up on the tub/mounting block. I turned around in time to see him sitting on Skeeter. When I asked him why he decided to get on her, he said she made the decision. As he swung his leg up to rest on her back, she took a step sideways and he could either fall between her and the tub, or just slide on - obvious choice there.
|She took five or six steps backwards and stopped.|
Finally he sort of encouraged her to take a couple of forward steps.
GunDiva's blog. The next time she stopped, Bill slid off with a 'job well done' pat. The only sad part was GunDiva not being there to see it; it was totally unplanned!
When GunDiva did arrive, she tossed the saddle on again, just for practice - and Bill had to give her a new hairdo.
They are such good horses!