Working with Toby
Yesterday I had a really fun ride on Toby. But first let me tell you about the day before.
My husband and I went on a trail ride. Toby (Welsh chestnut cross) likes to be in the lead and Teddy (Clyde/Paint cross) likes to be the caboose, so it works very well. However, my husband, who was riding Teddy, was tired of looking at Toby's butt. So he started to trot ahead of us. Toby was taking it pretty well so I asked him to trot. The next thing I know he starts bucking and/or crow hopping. My husband heard me "Whoa, whoa, whoa!" By the time he turned around to see what was happening, Toby settled down and needless to say, we walked for the rest of the trail ride. And yes, I managed to stay on!
Yesterday I didn't know what kind of mood Toby was going to be in. He was a little "looky" because there was a clinic happening at the barn with a lot of new people and horses coming and going. I tacked him up and took him to the indoor arena. And he was a very good boy! He really does well in the indoor due to elimination of potential distractions. We worked on leg yielding, collection and a few canter circles.
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I have been a Professional Animal Communicator since January 2016. I have been an animal lover and admirer for a very, very long time.