Saturday, September 22, 2012
22nd September, 2012 Holiday Job
While she is on holiday from work, S and I are doing some more starting work with her two youngsters, Coco and Rose. Coco is almost ready to sit on for the first time but had a little wobble about a stirrup leather dropping down. Rather than simply overlook this, we are filling in a gap here and deliberately long reining her with things that might touch her legs as she moves. We started off today with light fabric and next time we might use a heavier scarf. Much better this than her take fright with a rider on board the first time something touches her legs. Rose gets bored very quickly with doing the same thing twice so we kept her thinking by introducing some poles for her to walk over and later she was leant over for just the second time, this time with the saddle on.