Next weekend I am going to introduce Rem to CATTLE!! My uncle is going to be steer-sitting for a week, so I'm going to bring Rem over and introduce him to the horned beasts. I will be sure to get photos and video.
I have only ridden Remington once since he had his teeth fixed, and I feel like there was some improvement! He did still mouth the bit, but no head tossing. I think his mouthing may just be habit now, and should get better with time, now that there are no teeth to bother him. I also got Aubrey to ride him so I could sit back and watch. It's always nice to see your horse go under someone else. Gives you a chance to see what needs work, and what's good! Rem needs to be more consistent in his gaits, one minute he is doing a working trot and the next he's just jogging around like a peanut roller, I am probably no help there though. Aubrey was watching and telling me when I started to lean forward and as soon as I would lean back Rem would relax down into a nice jog.
I would like to get his gaits consistent for the open 4-H show that I attend every year. It would be fun to take him in a few classes. I have until June 28th to prepare. I really didn't bother much with a lot of rail work when I was training Rem. It was mostly desensitizing, obstacles, and patterns. Looking back, he would have benefited from more rail work, but I really didn't have much of an arena to work with. Now that I can work outside though, it's time to put Rem to work again.
A few of you have asked about my filly, and she is for sale to the right home. For those interested, she is a 2 year old Appaloosa. She is a few spot leopard, mostly white with black points. I think right now she stands about 14.2 but her butt is considerably taller. I haven't started her under saddle because I don't like to start 2 year olds, and she is still pretty small. She has all the ground work done though. She is a very calm little filly, which is why I can stand to part with her, I know whoever buys her will love her. But, if the right person doesn't come along, I will just continue affording 3 horses (because I'm CRAZY!) and going without a few things that I probably don't need anyway :-)
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