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 from me, of course, we were in the round pen he couldn’t get far. I put the saddle down and encouraged him to run. In a few minutes, he was licking and chewing and bobbing his head all signs of submission. I stopped and turned my back to him and he came up behind me and touched my shoulder with his nose. This time as I was putting saddle and blanket on, he stood patiently allowing me to tighten the girth. I lounged him again, but only two or three the round pen.

Selfy

I mounted and rode him around in the pen for about10 minutes. I worked on halting, moving out and turning to the direction I asked him to go. He didn’t arch his back or show any kind of resistance. He walked very slowly as if he was taking care of me.

This entry was posted in Training. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *