Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Boo's got me trained.

I had my lesson on Thursday. It was a rather disappointing lesson. I ended up going over the same things I did in the last lesson. It was my own fault because I didn't make it out to ride but one time in between lessons. You can't get better if you don't practice. I am still struggling with the winter doldrums, although it is getting better. I went back out today and rode and things went much better. I can tell that I'm not assertive enough. I don't have to get aggressive to get Boo to listen, but I do have to let him know I mean it. I've let him train me for far to long. Hopefully, this won't be something we cannot overcome. I can't ride tomorrow, but I will be back out on Thursday. I've promised myself and my horse that no matter how down-in-the-mouth I get I will be there no less than 3 times a week, and hoping for 4 times a week.

I watched Boo get down and roll once I put him back out into the pasture with his buddies. He can still roll completely over even at 22 years of age. He did it a couple of times actually. He must have really been enjoying himself. I went to get my camera but the battery was dead. It's to bad because the horses were all in pretty playful moods today. It would have been nice to get some shots of them.

Next weekend is Bay and Sarah's first OHSET meet of the year. I'm looking forward to seeing how they do. They started out so well last year. That puts the pressure on for this year! We are also entered in a Dressage show in March and another in April. Things are going to start getting busy around here.


  1. Nothing like horses to get you out of the doldrums. I hated winter until we had horses. Sounds like boo is doing really well. I know what you mean about letting the horse train you. I do that too often!

  2. I think you'll find that Boo will be more than happy to give you what you want once he's sure you're sincere. I don't think you need to worry about that.

    Sounds like he had a good roll. I hate when my camera fails me like that.

    I can't believe show season is starting already for Sarah. Guess I'm programmed into the late start we get up here.

  3. When I took lessons last year, it seems like I was always going over the same thing. :/ I got tired of it after awhile. Good for Boo--he's doing good for being 22.

  4. I have to agree with RRon this,

  5. Well, it sounds like you and are climbing out of the same can...we can do it though!!!