This week, we worked a bit more on trailer loading. He's getting more & more confident about backing off, though he does get a bit stuck as if he thinks he might be stepping off into nothingness from time to time. He's loading well & content to stand quietly with the slant shut.
We also did a bit a little bit of leading by the hind feet, albeit a bit slower than I might usually do since we weren't inside the round pen. Just simply asking him to pick up his foot, follow the feel, & step back.
Next week, we'll continue to work on leading by the hind feet & we'll probably spend a bit more time ponying as I expect he'll do a bit of that during our first ride set up. I'm hoping the round pen will dry up quickly over the next 4 days & that we can set something up with JD.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Sunday.