Thursday, June 8, 2017
8th June, 2017 Pink Grapefruit
My final 'new' horse before I stop doing general horse training in favour of specialising in wild ponies (more details soon). Jack the New Forest cross Welsh Cob has a real aversion to being mounted although he is absolutely fine once a rider is on board. In the pouring rain we worked on achieving a straight halt next to the mounting block, rewarding him with clickered treats for doing so. We have another session booked for next week.
During a break, Jack showed us what he thought of the mounting block, amusingly knocking it over in disgust. His owner is going to get a taller one so that he is never pulled when she gets on at home.
Zoe and Zelda also worked in the rain, tackling a few poles and cones in order to improve their steering and acceptance of direction. They are learning to work together and apart.