Here are some Friday pictures, just for fun. I'm finding that lately each day out at the barn is more and more about fun. What training?
I have simple goals, and once they're met, we're done. For Beautiful, this week, it has been about moving out of my space in front and hind--taking a few steps away, crossing over nicely, and knowing when to stop and stand.
It's all about communication. We certainly had our moments, earlier in the week, when communication broke down.
Today though, it all came together. She understood. If she got confused, she shook her head rather than going up--a big improvement. I responded by showing her. She wanted to do it.
Rather quickly she'd earned her release.
We spent the rest of the morning being together.
She was quite playful and happy, and chased the cats out of the arena several times.
42 learned her lesson and watched cautiously from outside the fence.
Ezzy, however, came back dead-center, for more.
She got more.
She is fun to watch--half baby still and full of play, but then, she can become serious and elegant at moments, too.
A good back itch.
Have a great weekend everyone!