Know I haven't written 'bout da boy in a while. It's because I've been going to Rally shows and to OR to see a friend and there have been negative number temps and 40mph winds. February has kept me indoors a lot and any horseback riding has been non-existent.
It's windy today, 20 to 25mph but it's not 40+ mph, so I went out to tack him up and lunge him. He hasn't really been touched in a month and I figured with the wind, it'd be a trying session with me watching him act like a wild jungle animal, getting him under control, listening and thinking to myself..."sigh...how's this ever gonna work?"
I tacked him up and led him out to my sand arena... he was calm and obedient... lots of transitions up and down from walk to trot to canter and back down again - cars, wind... nah, he didn't care. See buddy boy? I just know you have this in you... what a good boy!
Because he was so good, I didn't keep him working long... there is a reward for being quiet and listening to his hoo-man. I had a grin from ear to ear and gave him lots of skritches all over his face in all his most itchiest spots.
It's all about the little things in life...