This week, Nelly was introduced to a little broken mouth shank bit for the first time. Overall, that went well. However, from time to time, she does have a tendency to get a bit elevated with her head & neck as she tries to escape pressure, particularly when I'm asking her to turnaround or Shoulder In/Out. This will work instead out as we continue to work & she finds the release when she keeps her head in a more ideal position. She also got to help move our aged steer to a new location. She was curious & wasn't at all bothered by him. Hopefully, she'll be just as confident with the longhorns that we might see out at the Fort. Today was another bath day so that we could rebraid her mane & wrap her tail.
Next week, we'll have a few early morning sessions to beat the heat before we head out to Fort Robinson on Thursday.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Wednesday.
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.