Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just a quickie

Went to the stables and did a little round pen work with Cibolo - little focus, little bareback. Really just reinforcement. Unfortunately we weren't communicating clearly, and I didn't have the time to get into gear like I did last time. Still we got part ways there. I only had a few minutes because we are getting ready for our vacation.

He was a little more resistant, which is a pattern I notice with horses. If you work with them three days in a row, the 2nd day is usually the weird day. The "two steps back" day.

I'll be gone for a few days, we're doing our part to stimulate the economy.

We're going here:

Dining with yellow bears and princesses. We went about seven years ago, when I was pregnant with my youngest (so technically she HAS been there before).

I'll try to check in from there, although will probably post to Crib Notes blog mostly (since I don't think there are any horses during my trip). We'll be back on Wednesday.

Last thing. I've set a goal to go to the Mark Rashid clinic next summer. I'm going to try to find two local clinics in the meantime, explore different bits as someone suggested, and keep working on the line between firmness and cooperation.

Adam and I may switch horses off an on too, since Cibolo seems to be comfortable with him and Lily is so solid I can get some confidence runs on her.

But that'll all have to wait. I got a mouse to see.

(Have you been to Disney World? Any suggestions?)


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Love Disney World! One year we went twice within a few months. It is my Happy Place!

I've not been there for years, so I won't give any tips. You'll have a great time. Oh! But bring a few warm items for the cooler mornings this time of year, though. :)

Have a safe and fun time. You can come back refreshed and ready to take on the issues with Cibolo. :)


Life at Star's Rest said...

Have fun and ride every ride with a height limitation! Those are the best! And don't laugh so hard you wet your pants like I did. ;) Carmon

Michelle said...

Have a great trip! The weather here is gorgeous now, low humidity and sunny skies. It's been in the mid 70's to 80's and the nights have been pleasant. Hope you have a great time.
Oh, and I like your goal of attending the Rashid clinic. I have heard such great things and I'd love to do one as well!

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Aw! Have a great trip! Remember that two steps forward and one step back still comes out to progress in the end! Maybe your man will have time to think about things while you are gone:)