This summer has been full of house and horse work. I have taken a little different approach to my horse training. I am focusing most of my attention on Rosie for now. She is the one who needs the most consistent work, I guess you could say she needs the extra time repeating things over and over. She is a nervous sort of horse that tends to worry, so the repetitiveness works for her. I’m taken this approach for about 3 months now and have noticed a huge difference in her. Of course repetitiveness and consistency is good for all training but I believe that some horses need it more than others.
Rosie is learning the importance of keeping a slack line between her and I, or a float in the rope which would be the lead rope. Hopefully, this concept is carried through to the reins when we start riding. Our little jobs we do together of an evening are coming along very smoothly. She has learned to anticipate what my moves are and what/where I expect her to be doing so we aren’t bumping and clashing with each other. Even my trimmer has noticed a difference in her :)
One thing I love about my horses is the difference in personalities. In the time I’ve spent with Rosie, I have maybe really worked with Lil’ Miss a hand full of times and even though she doesn’t know all my little cues and nuances, she is more level headed and calm about things by nature. She officially got saddled last weekend for the first time, I say officially because I actually cinched it up and took her for a walk in it. The saddle is a little western Simco I bought from a friend, Simrat, who happens to be the same person Paisano came from. I also bought another saddle from her, a Wintec AP 2000 that works for Paisano and actually fits Rosie quite well too ;) Here is Miss lookin’ good in her saddle :)
The yard and house are coming along. The yard has especially had a marked improvement. We were able to get all the sprinklers working and the grass is slowly turning green again. We have also got rid of sooo much junk and miscellaneous stuff that it actually is looking like a yard instead of a junk yard, ha ha ha.
Cody’s parent came to visit us last weekend. We went to 2 movies and had a really nice relaxing fun weekend. They are going on a fishing trip to Alaska and I can’t wait to get some fresh fish back (hopefully they are successful )
Cody and I are getting ready for our honeymoon coming up soon, yay! We are headed to the TDR and then on to the coast of Oregon. We are taking camping gear and plan on kind of winging it. I’m soooo excited, we are both ready for a nice relaxing vacation