June was going to be the month of Red (a.k.a. Romeo). As it would turn out, I had an opportunity for some overtime at work so I jumped on that, then we just got busy around here. So I have been doing a little bit of ground work with Romeo here and there...nothing as consistent as I was planning.
One day a couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to get on Romeo. I went out to do a bit of ground work with him and he was full of it! He was RUNNING his circles, jumping in the air and twisting around....just having a good ol' time! I decided I would not get on that day...we would just play a while. :-)
Fast forward to last week and I decided it was time again. He is a pretty layed back horse and it was hot. Good combination! Even tho he is short my physique makes it a challenge to get on him bareback. That is where the trusty stump comes in to play! He just stood there....wishing I would hurry up and do it.
Alley Oop! I am on! We did a few flexes and just stood there. Now let me tell you, for a short fat flat backed horse he is not easy to sit on! Not what I was expecting at all. We did walk around a bit and I had a hard time getting comfortable, and if I am not comfortable he can't be either. Hmmm....maybe I am used to my narrow mustangs?
We still had a fun time and I have been making a point to work with him almost every night, even if it is just a few minutes. He is learning that he is not a lap horse. He is so friendly, will leave the hay bale to be with you, but he wants to stand right on ya. It isn't a bad thing and he isn't shoving me out of the way...he just likes to be very close. We are working on him standing over there and me standing over here. :-) He doesn't think that is a very fun game. Hee hee!
Will have more updates as we continue our lessons...his and mine both! ;-)
Until later...Karen and Tripp who is keeping an eye on this new interloper who is taking too much of Mom's time!