Over the past couple of weeks, the boys have been much more at ease. They eagerly await the feed cart. As we've continued to work on hand targeting, they approach me when I walk into the pen & are quite willing to be caught. We'll see if that sticks as we get deeper into work. Earlier this week, we did a bit of round penning & continued to work on Desensitizing while introducing Yielding the HQ & FQ, Backing, & a bit of Lunging Stage 1. Hero is much less responsive & doesn't have as much motivation to move out. These Hancocks sure are crazy! 😉 During Lunging Stage 1, he did have a tendency to want to kick at my stick when asking him to move forward. Once he figured it out, he was moving more willingly, but it's something I'll take note of & be aware of. I would also really like to see Hero put some significant weight on. He'll go through my deworming protocol starting on Wednesday & I may also go ahead & put him on Vitamin E as we had with some of your previous horses. We're scheduled to have a session with Jen of Knotty Equine on October 11th & may potentially be scheduling dentals for the same day.
On Wednesday, I sprained my right ankle pretty good. While I've been doctoring it a bit, I was able to get out to take photos of the horses today & spent some time working with them. I am going to give myself Monday & Tuesday off so things can continue to heal. Because of this, I'm going to subtract 7 days' worth of training from your October invoice to make up for my recovery time. - Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Saturday.
I do my best to get these updates posted in a timely manner, but it's not uncommon for me to be outside until after dark, depending on the weather, my schedule, & who gets worked when so updates will sometimes be posted quite late in the evening. Don't be alarmed if you don't see your update right away. In rare cases, I may have to push them until the next morning, but I'll reach out & let you know if so.