Took mr potatoe & mini to Trainers.
Showed her Potato's bucking/rear kicking fit when asked to canter in a round pen. He's out of shape, but still loved to tell me how much he hates being told to canter! Then he got too tired and simply refused to canter at all.
We w/t after resting for a bit. Then Trainer showed me a different way to trot and we worked on that, plus turns and keeping him going, all at once, lots of fails, lol.
Worked on a method that'll lead to straightness, the pole pics. Brought Skelepony to lend her, he met several new horses and would of been pummeled if there wasn't a pen between them for one mare, lol. And pinto mini met Trainer's mini, my other mini & Potato already met him. It was clear that silver mini is the boss, since pinto mini was very nice with him.
Wild stang lady(my nickname for her Spicey Carrot), this one took a lot of careful love. I was able to love on her! ♡
My boy and S.C. played bitty-face, they seemed to get along great, my boy is a lover!
Got in another little ride tonight, went much better!
There's a straight, flat area at the back that I'm always trying to get him to trot on the rail at, but he always swings to the left, until tonight!
Continued on at a walk behind the rocky area, which has recently been a lookie-lou area & trotting down the furthest straight area, stopping nicely at the end to pause for praise.
Then we turn & walk all the way back to the first trotting point, except this time he wanted to trot once we got into the open area. I tend to let him make that choice, as long as he still goes where asked & he managed to listen & go diagonally instead of swerving to the right! Quick pit stop to & then left turn to the trotting point. He always poos on our rides...lol.
Once at the first trotting point, we trotted & then turned right around the corner & continued to trot all the way past the rocky area & then slowed to a walk. He needed a bit of encouragement to make that right turn & keep going past the spooky rocks, he rushed by the rocks, but he did it! And glad he slowed once we passed, since the others were fast approaching...again. Phoenix was full of himself tonight, trying to cause problems.
We repeated the 2nd trotting area, then walked all the way to the pond runoff crossing. He didn't start trotting until I told him, which was nice, since sometimes he anticipates it, plus, the others were starting to race up on us again.
Love my Dunie
Looks like it's been a year since he's been hooked up.
Need to adjust fit further & check to see if I even have the parts in the right places, lol.
I need to buy him a fly sheet for when he's driving, he's gotten sensitive to them.
Sorry about the spot YouTube decided to use as a preview....
The project horse has been causing me problems, and now I'm redoing the track with permanent fencing to keep her annoying butt contained.
First section done
Second section started
And here they are trying to get me to work faster...lol