..to know better. Did that make any sense? When you work with a young horse and they do something wrong - you have to analize it - you have to ask yourself questions.. like why is he doing this.. is he confused, is he scared and just reacted to something - is he hurting - or is he just being a butt head (as all horses are every once in a while)..
So when you have a horse who "knows better" one who has completed all his training .. has been there and done that, you come down to 2 choices... either he hurts or he is being a butt head! Guess which answer is the correct one 85 % of the time ...or higher? hee hee...
Well today - Joy came out to ride Revival. Last week he was amazing .. so amazing we both beat ourselves up for not having a camera.... but not today. Today, I had my best camera ready to go! (that should have been my first clue...) It was a beautiful sunny day but windy and the wind was cold. It was the kind of day where you had to wear a jacket, but if the wind was not blowing, you would have been comfortable in a tank top!
Joy warmed him up in the round pen. I am so glad we built that! Then we took him over to the side to ride the long straight aways.
Did I mention it was windy!!!
..and back again..
I am not sure I will ever be able to trot this horse aside. His hocks are just amazing , and this is what he does without shoes...