I hope you're having a nice 4th of July weekend!
This week, we've continued to work on our previous groundwork exercises. I've also introduced the Changing Eyes Exercise. This exercise really worked on softness in the head, neck, & ribcage while working on the horse's ability to easily change eyes. We've been spending extra time working on his right side. He's more at ease when I'm on his left side, but isn't quite as comfortable when I'm on his right side. I few times a week, I have been doing a bit of hand targeting when catching, but I notice that he tends to slip into seeking mode during our session. Roam had a ball & fully enjoyed the 1.5" of rain we received at the end of the week. He thought it was pretty funny that he was next on the list for the day & that I was going to have to clean him up before our session. You weren't kidding when you mentioned he will push against the fence. He's been thoroughly testing the fences & the strength of the staples lately.
Next week, we should have Roam's first rides here in the book towards the end of the week.
While we're not quite past the initial 6 weeks, we'll go ahead & do a groundwork lesson when you come out on Tuesday.
- Lexy Nuesch
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.
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.