Sunday, July 4, 2010

Leaning - mounting practise

I managed to stand on the chair in the wash bay today - and send Maraschino out on a half circle away from me, turn and face me and then lead him forward so he was standing alongside the chair. I rubbed him for ages and then did it again once he moved away (to look at a cow).... once he rested there for quite a while I leaned up and over his back - it wasn't all my weight as the chair was too low! He turned his head away from the side I was 'mounting' from and did a great lateral flexion to see if I had a carrot - cool as a cucumber. We did this about 8 times. In between times he would yawn loads.

When we were done I gave him an apple and put him back in his yard. We had already done our ground ride and some disengaging the HQ... he's going so well. I am very pleased.

1 comment:

Twinnie said...

Wow, you'll be sitting on him in no time!!
well done!