Thursday, August 12, 2010
Not real sure what is going on, but I can not load any pictures. I will have to go to the library to see if I can get some loaded this weekend. Recap from last week, Patriot didn't get much work. Kirstin's older sister got married Aug 7 so we spent the entire week prior to the wedding getting stuff done like decorating the hall, getting the food ordered, bachelorette party...We weren't home that much so when Kirstin was around she would do a quick reminder training. So when things finally calmed down on Sunday, Kirstin went out to see exactly what Patriot remembered. He is an amazing horse, he remembered everything and did awesome. He is pivoting on both the front and hind quarter beautifully, starting to back softly, leads like a puppy dog, picks up hooves. Patriot managed to escape Monday and was out in the big field with a few of our other horses. Kirstin's brother attempted catching him, but Patriot really doesn't know him, so he would not let Derrick any where near him. Kirstin went out into the field and walked right up to Patriot, slipped his halter on and lead him back to his pen without any problems. So, she decided that it was time to move her training out of the round pen and into the wide open. Patriot did great his first outing, he was a little wide eyed, but listened very well to Kirstin. Kirstin is moving very slowly with Patriot, but I think it is working out better than before. He remembers his lessons, really tries to get the right answer which actually comes very easy for him and loves to be with people.