This blog is about the gentling of wild Mustangs and their stages of training.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

3rd Ride

I took Princess to the fairgrounds today. My students were there riding so it was nice for Princess to meet other horses. She smells noses with them, never puts her ears back and excepts them right away. I really like this about her, as mares can be very fussy around other horses.

I trimmed her front feet today before I rode her and she did very well. She never pulled her foot away from me once. I still can't pick up her back feet though.

She is still leary about going forward with other horses in the arena. When I am alone she walks out for me, but when others are there she freezes up. Tomorrow is the day we go and meet the other EMM trainers at Debbie's arena that are friends of ours from the Pacific Wild Horse Club. Should be FUN!! Princess had her first bath and did really well.

1 comment:

Tracey said...

I think she's coming along nicely, Kevin. They never cease to amaze me, going from panic stricken to trusting in such a short amount of time.

I look back posts on Sandy to see where I was at weekly checkpoints. He was difficult. Both of our horses are way ahead of where he was!