Rowdy has had a week of good progress!
We've continued to Round Pen, Desensitize to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, Yield the Hindquarters & Forequarters, Backing, Lunging Stage 1, & Flexing. Slate lacks the confidence that Rowdy has. He still has some quite reactive moments to desensitizing & that can trigger him to want to leave & attempt to pull the lead rope away. We spent time really getting him to soften his head & neck during lunging so that he understood where there wouldn't be any pressure applied on the halter. This week, we also added Sending & went through the Leading by the Front Feet & Laying Down process. Apparently, Rowdy's lack of difficulty was given to Slate, particularly in his left front foot.
Today, Slate received his first MagnaWave treatment while a client is letting me borrow her machine. He was initially unsure but didn't take long to enjoy it!
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.