Slate has been doing fairly well!
We've continued to do a bit of Round Penning, Desensitizing to the Lead Rope & Stick & String, Yield the Hindquarters & Forequarters, Backing, Lunging Stage 1, & Flexing. We've also adding Sending, Circle Driving, & Lunging Stage 2. We've run into a bit of resistance with the Lunging, Sending, & Circle Driving where he wants to pull away, but that has improved the longer we work on it.
Next week, we'll begin Jeffrey's Method (https://www.facebook.com/lexynueschhorsemanship/videos/230146694757550/) in preparation for saddling & his first ride. We'll also do Leading by the Hind Feet. If all goes well, he should be saddled by Wednesday/Thursday. Depending how that goes, we may shoot for a first ride that next weekend. We're also working to schedule a trip to Knotty Equine for dentals & first sessions.
Next week's update will be posted on Friday.