Roach has really begun to get quieter this week, even in the crazy wind we had!
We've continued to work on Desensitizing to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, Yielding the Hindquarters & Forequarters, Backing, Lunging Stages 1 & 2, Flexing, Sending, & Circle Driving. Everything has gotten much smoother & less reactive. We also did a fair bit of standing & soaking while I rubbed on him. This is something that can really help these more sensitive horses.
He still has some moments of reactivity that I would like to lessen before we do Jeffrey's Method & his first saddle.
Now that he's much more comfortable being approached & caught, he got to move out of his small pen into a small dry lot this evening.
Dentals are scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, October 19, with my vet coming up in November for general evaluation, chiropractic, & acupuncture, if needed.
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.