Okay, here it is. Tripp and I actually did canter half way decent, altho I didn't keep it going. That is okay, now I know he will handle it fine and we can practice more!
Here is another funny from yesterday - Tripp was tied up for the first time. He usually stands for me to saddle him up, etc., so I never bothered to find something sturdy to tie him to.
Well, we were getting ready to walk the course and I tied him where a bunch of people were sitting so he could watch them, then looked for Brian. Brian was on the other side of the arena - AND STAYED THERE! WHAT? He stayed there because he knew I wanted him to come keep an eye on Tripp, and he was right. He also knew Tripp would be just fine, and it was me with the problem. He was right again! Hee hee!
Then I had to tie Tripp up a 2nd time - but this time it was away from people and right under this big noisy exhaust fan, and he fought it a little bit but honestly, not much. He would hit the end of the rope and step back up again. I just didn't like him doing it. :-) Same thing....everyone but me knew Tripp would be okay!
I worked thru it, and I am fine now.......
Thanks for watching and reading!
Karen and Tripp