The herd at the Earth Dancer Ranch has come into full swing. Paisano has been here less than a week and we already have a routine established. I wake up, get ready for work and go out to say good morning to everyone. Each one of them gets a good scratching and an alfalfa cube. Then I fed them a little and go to work. I get home and try to get one of them into the round pen for a short training session. With the girls we work on the basics, developing a strong ground foundation. If I’m with Paisano, I will lunge him a little and then get on and work on talking to each other. We communicate pretty good but we are still getting to know all the little and subtle things. He is so patient with everyone and we couldn’t have a better mentor in Paisano. He doesn’t even chase the dogs around :) As a matter of fact I don’t even think he cares too much about them. After our training session, I feed them all. I give Paisano his oat/flax mixture and he usually shares it with Rosie. Lil’ Miss is still being proud and won’t even give it the time of day. I give them all hay and some alfalfa cubes. They definitely know when it’s feeding time, ha ha ha. If I’m running late in the morning, I can count on Rosie to be standing at the gate staring at the house whinnying. The other two are there as well but she is the most vocal about it
We are working on getting my stadium lighting put up on the round pen and should be able train after hours soon!