Back in Training

I spent a couple of hours working with Rhona yesterday afternoon, and she did amazingly well considering that she’s been out of training for four months. I had to let her trot around the roundpen for several minutes before she calmed down enough to walk, but after that she was great. It only took about five minutes to get her to accept the saddle pad, and another ten to let me tighten the cinch. After that we worked on standing still, which is a real challenge for her. Ever since I did the Join Up with her, she wants to follow me. Getting her to stand still while I walk away isn’t easy, but yesterday I was able to get about 8 feet away before she started moving. I intend to slowly increase the distance until, eventually, I can walk out of sight…

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