Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Piper's Training - Day 3

I wasn't able to go and observe Piper's training yesterday (darn JOB got in the way), but Colt told me this morning she did well although she would not break into a lope for anything.  So, he trotted her around and figured he would try again today. 

Here he is saddling her up toward the end of the training session.  He spends a good amount of time flexing and bending, working on yielding the hindquarters, backing, etc., before he rides her.  He told me of all the horses he has trained, she has been the most quiet while moving around her, saddling, etc.  She does not spook and is very laid back (maybe a little "too" laid back considering she doesn't want to break into a lope!)

But, it's only day 3, so I'm sure he will work her through that soon enough.

Colt trotting Pipey around the round pen:

I took a few little video clips, but I can't seem to get them to upload.  I'll work on that for the next post.

I'll be back there tomorrow watching and learning.  He is going to take her into the arena to ride her, hoping that being out of the round pen she will pick up the lope.  We'll see!

So far, so good!

8 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

LOL too laid back! I had a horse like that. He really wanted to just crawl into someone's lap and be petted, only problem was he was 16.2....

Sydney said...

Doing good!

Gail said...

...but how is Mama doing??

Julie Harward said...

She sure looks pretty trotting! Good luck with her...come say hi :D

the7msn said...

I'd much rather have a horse with too much whoa than too much go. How cool that you can watch this work in progress.

Paint Girl said...

I am so happy to hear that Piper is doing well. I love how you can go watch the progress in her training.
When my horses were in training a few years ago, I was so glad it was only 3 miles down the road. I actually had 2 lessons a week too.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your progress. Piper is so lovely and seems like she has a really great attitude. You're lucky to have found each other!

Gaina said...

Great news! I had a feeling there was a smart head on those shoulders. ;-)