Monday, August 4, 2008
Here are some pictures of Cia's training. The trainer is Billy--I believe this was her 4th ride with him. He comes out once a week--every Sunday and works about 30 minutes with her on things we need.
This was the first week Cia packed my heavy western saddle. She did great with it.
She's still learning direction--forward, backup, stop and turn--the basics.
Billy is a wonderful trainer to come out to the house and do this. I like the idea of keeping them home and working them where they're comfortable. He supports what I'm already doing. And, his philosophy is very horse-oriented--if they don't do it right they probably don't understand or they're testing you--but be persistent and consistent and never, never get mad.