It’s weird. When we’re out hacking in places that USED to scare her and don’t anymore, she doesn’t really seem all that interested in food. Her ears are forward, she goes forward really well & seems to be enjoying it but when we’re in places where she maybe is a little nervous & unsure, suddenly she just focuses on food like a magnet. I begin to wonder if her eating isn’t part of the way she deals with being a little bit scared. So weird.
Photos of Star (my BIL’s mare that I’m trying to train) from yesterday which was our first time in the round pen together. Wasn’t a great session but wasn’t awful. Just more of a time to feel her out & she where her issues might be. She has many. Mostly, she’s so herd bound & attached to her mother that she’s been with for THE ENTIRE 8 YEARS OF HER LIFE that she’s a bit nuts out on her own. She calms down when she’s with ppl but not enough yet & I’m not sure she’ll ever be the kind of horse that can go out on her own. Not after all this time of basically no one working with her. I have my doubts :/
She has an awesome trot … she really stretches out and reaches with her legs so no where near collected but very cool & she’s part Tennessee Walker so it’s not like all hard and bouncy … it’s just hard to describe but seems like it would be a lovely trot to ride & would cover some serious ground.
Parts of her are super shiny but not all of her. I wish her whole body was like that and it would be if I was in charge of her diet.
Third photo: Giraffe impression. She is tall & she likes to put her head waaaay the fuck up in the air. Ugh.
Fourth one: Little do you know that when you put this old ugly saddle on me I will try to buck it off. (she did try … it didn’t come off. next time I hope she doesn’t act like that. She’s been ridden before but always in big huge western saddles. This one should be like a no-problem situation)
It’s always good to roll when you’re hot & sweaty in the round pen!
Aside from all that I’m bitching about, if yahoo thinks I would use its massive bullshit corporate conglomeration to post my photography work? LOLOL Hell fucking no I would not.