Author Archives: J.R.

September 1/2019 day 18

Kimi and I have been training every day but Saturday. The daily routine has become very similar with the exception of some great milestones like a lighter rein-back. There are no meltdowns or bucking fits to report. I’m happy about this, but it doesn’t make for a … Continue reading

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Kimi 8/19 day 7

…outside of the round pen, I lunged him again and rode him… Today, he stood calmly for the saddle. When the saddle was secure I lunged him briefly two or three rounds. He was attached to me with the mecate.’ (the bosal is a rawhide band that wraps around … Continue reading

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Kimi 8/18   day 6

Kimi was allowed a Sabbath rest. Sunday we were back in training. Our session started by brushing him for 5 minutes or so. But as I was about to put the saddle on the (blanket already in place) he bolted and ran … Continue reading

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Kimi 8/16 day 5

After a few minutes of asking Kimi to lunge around me in the round pen without a line, I put the saddle on and then lunged briefly with the mecate’.   I mounted. We rode around in the round pen for … Continue reading

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Kimi 8/15 day 4

Today I spent more time about 15 minutes riding Kimi in the round pen with a bosal and bareback. A couple of times he was a little irritated and reached around and tried to bite me (it appeared to me … Continue reading

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