Hooray! Someone actually reads this!
Seriously, I think Lisa and Anna are the only people who actually read this darn thing (except Claire, who didn’t give a hoot about olives and Sandy, who is still waiting for me to call her about getting horses online). So, to the four of you out there, thank you. It’s not easy coming up with something to say that doesn’t offend just about everybody.
So. The latest. The new guys are coming along. Do they lunge beautifully? No. I am not that good. Are they going in circles and paying as much attention as their personalities allow? Yep. Still haven’t gotten anyone totally out on the circle. Roy will start, and do a pretty good job of walk/trot, but as soon as I say “Whoa!” he hightails it into the center of the ring and stops inches in front of me. Okaaaay, technically correct, but… A for effort.
Reg, is still high on himself, although he has acknowledged my existence. It’s a start.
Tony is still a baby, doing his best to interpret the commands in the few nanoseconds his brain lets him focus on that odd biped in the middle of the circle. Again, sigh. He is cuter than cute, and (barring any unkown injury we have yet to discover) should be a fabulous horse for any discipline, but he still has to grow up. My own personal experience: TBs physically mature at 5, mentally at 7. I’m certain there are many differing opinions out there, and certainly not all horses follow the same formula. Right now I have a 5 year old going on 10, and a 5 year old going on 2. So there you have it.
I’ll check in with you Monday. 4H kids coming out tomorrow.