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

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Santana goes to the beach by himself!

Well it's been awhile. There really hasn't been anything to write about. I have been riding Santana very little. He seems to be feeling good and doesn't seem to be in any pain, but when I ride him for a little while he will stop and when I asked him to go he will buck. He will just stand in place and give one buck. Then I will ask him to go again and he will buck again. This has been going on for about 4 weeks. We did have a nice ride out back of our place on the gravel road a couple weeks ago. But he doesn't like to go to the left in the arena. The only thing we can figure out is he that he was in pain for so long that he is expecting it to hurt.
Today I took him to the beach by himself and we had a wonderful two hour ride. He went through water and just trucked right along. He does not like it when I squeeze him with my legs to ask him to go. Our new concern is a spot under the saddle that is always sweaty when we take off the saddle. It is in the spot right under were my thigh is, so I'm sure it's not pour saddle fit. He had this sweaty spot after riding in the trailer a couple of times. I know this is a sign of nerve damage, but he seems to be sensitive when you go to touch it.
So, we are moving along, slowly, but It was a GREAT day!!!