Rowdy has been leading better this week. We've continued to Round Pen, Desensitize to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, Yield the Hindquarters & Forequarters, Backing, & have added Lunging Stage 1, & Flex as well.
On Tuesday, I had a client/student out that did a bit of videoing for me while I worked horses. Unfortunately, Rowdy was the last horse of the morning & the battery was running low, so she didn't get quite as much video of Rowdy as I would have liked.
In the video below, we're at the tail end of round penning. Here, I'm focusing on getting Rowdy to 'latch' on to me & yield his hindquarters when I walk to his hip. He did quite well on his right side but struggled on his left side initially, so you'll see me show him the correct answer with the halter. The following day, he had it figured out & no longer needed guidance on either side.
On Thursday & Friday, I had a photographer friend out to get some updated photos for social media & my website. She took several photos during our round pen work. I'm excited to get photos back from Rowdy & Slate's sessions.
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.