What Tumbleweed thinks: You don't tell me where to put my feet! I'm the boss!
What all the dogs and cats think: Damn, it's the crazy horse who chases us--run for your lives!
What I think: Yay, my daughter's here for a visit--I'm going to ask her to videotape so I can show all my blogging friends how
At his young age, I really don't want to do a lot of long line work with Tweed, but he does need help understanding boundaries. I'm going to compromise by keeping his sessions short. I'll put in some time this week (on the line) because he has a lot of spring naughtiness to work off, but after a couple more days I'll give him a break and let him be turned out to play every day with maybe some basic tying, loading, and grooming lessons.
But for now....here we go...
My daughter and her puppy came by and, surprise!, T'weed wanted to stomp on her--the puppy that is. In the video, you will see him prancing their direction a lot, like he wants to go kick her butt-- then get tugged back into the circle. He also wanted to run off to the other horses, so when he's on that side, you'll see him being tugged, again, back into the circle. And finally, the barn door was open, and his Foxy Mama was in there--so on that side he will try to get into the barn. You'll see kicking, farting, rearing, turning, bucking, running, prancing, and an attempt at rolling. All the tools in his toolbox.
Video One is rather short, but you'll see a little of that, Video 2, you'll see much more of his antics, and, at the very end, some nice circle work. Video 3 is his "bad side," which today was his "good side"--going to the right. And last, a short clip on how easily he walked into the puddle on first try today. Demonstrating that YES, it does get better!
Have I said how much I love working with T'weed? He is full of personality and, despite his antics on the line, is quite a loverboy.