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Roam: June 9

Roam has settled in without any issues.

During Roam's first week here, we've worked on Desensitizing to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, Yielding the Hindquarters, Yielding the Forequarters, & Flexing.

Overall, Roam has done well. He was a bit unsure of the Desensitizing at first, but once he attuned to my energy that's likely a bit different than yours or Dana's, he wasn't bothered. I'd like to see him a bit softer in his head & neck during Yield the HQ. His biggest area of struggle has been with Yielding the FQ. He started quite stuck in his shoulders & a bit rigid throughout his whole body. Part of this originates from his treat-seeking. It seemed that he would automatically try to draw his shoulders back to me, ready to receive a treat. He tended not to keep his HQ stationary &/or wanted to back in circles. It took a fair bit of time to get him to step the near front foot over the top of the far front foot for a proper yield. By the end of the week, he was able to take 2-3 correct steps with his FQ. Flexing was decent & ended the week with him putting a bit more effort into bringing his head & neck around a bit further & soften to get a full release.

Today, he also got his first full bath & had his mane braided & tail wrapped. He was a bit unsure at times, but did fairly well.

Next week, we'll continue to refine these exercises as well as begin a bit of Round Penning, Lunging Stages 1 & 2, Sending, & Circle Driving.

- 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.


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