I just realized the other day that I haven't really posted much on Fred's progress (or lack thereof) to his under saddle work. I did post a while ago that he had been backed, but not much else.
The lady that is helping me has been out 4 times now, but that has slowed down with the rainy weather and impending
The catch with ordering more bits (more $$$) is that every bit I've tried so far has gone the same way - he chews and chews and chews and chews so much he can't really focus on much else. I've lunged him off the halter and done halter/showmanship with the bit in to distract him and still he chews! I've done everything but leave him wearing the bit while eating a big pile of hay!
|Chomp chomp chomp|
My next step is to borrow a sidepull from my old coach and see if we can make some progress on the riding part - moving off the leg, moving away from me if I'm on the ground, etc. I'm not sure how many sessions I'll be able to get in before Christmas, but I'm hoping I can get a couple more in at least.
I've also been daydreaming about this beauty hackamore from PS of Sweden...but need to restrain my spending for a bit after October's wild spending! lol
|photo credit: PS of Sweden website. Drooolllll.....|