Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Piper Goes to School
Yesterday morning when I brought her to him, he immediately set out to evaluate where she is at. I sat outside the round pen and watched. By the end of the session, he had me in there with him trying out some of the things he was working on with her. AND THEN -- he saddled her up and was loping her around in a halter. He told me that normally he does not ride a horse her age the first day because there are things he needs to work on with the horse before he can get to that point. But he said that we had done a really good job getting her this far and she is super gentle and not afraid of anything and she was ready for it. Yay Piper!
That is the big news around here. We are going to have him put 30 days on her to fill in some of the holes in my training (Piper is the first horse I've ever tried to train, so I'm not ashamed to say I didn't do everything perfectly) and then we should be able to safely hit the trail. I'm SOOOOO excited.
I'll take some pics at tomorrow's training session and get them posted (wouldn't you know, my camera battery was dead when I got there on Monday morning).
My little Piper is growing up...