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?)