After tacking up I worked him both directions and got him to canter pretty nicely each way. Now to just get him to do it with me on him!
A minor tangle in Willy's maneI mounted up, happy that he didn't try to move out right away. What a good boy! Then I walked him, trotted him and eventually got him into the canter. He wants to trot faster and faster in the round pen instead of breaking into the canter. Once he did I tried to concentrate on my seat and balancing to the inside of the circle...sort of a revisit with the fall from Divine last week. I worked him both ways at the trot and canter, he needed a little bit of prompting to stay in gait.
I finally decided to exit the round pen when a paint mare that was in a pen right next to it kept coming over to Willy with her teeth barred and ears back. Each time around I said NO sternly to her and flicked my whip are her. Still it's not really a conducive environment to getting work done when another horse is trying to bite mine!
The cutest part of a bay horses nose, the inverted triangle!The pens were very clean today! I filled up only one wheel barrow with fresh manure! Two Socks was cute when I entered with the wheel barrow since he wanted his carrot but I wanted to get work done before I gave him, Willy and Misty some carrots. Misty was laying on the ground all cute and cuddly with her blanket. And then of course I had to visit the mini's!
Cute Two Socks wanting his carrot