What a lovely week in Nebraska! 😉 Upper 90's Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, 105º on Thursday, & 55º & raining on Friday.
While the weather made for shorter sessions this week, Slate has continued to progress. We did get a couple of first sessions in the round pen. Initially, he was tempted to look for a way out of the round pen, but he settled & moved out once we established direction & speed. We've also continued to work on Desensitizing to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, Yielding the Hindquarters & Forequarters, & have added Backing as well.
Today, during our brushing & photo session, where Rowdy was hesitant to leave the pen but quite relaxed at the trailer, Slate led out of the pen well & was a bit nervous at the trailer at first. After some time, he did relax & nearly fall asleep while having his mane braided as well.
Next week's update will be posted on Saturday.