Thursday, July 11, 2013

11th July, 2013 In Which Billy is a Hero

Very satisfying visit this morning to Fiona and her smart youngster Billy. He was struggling to go forward when asked on the long reins and it would have been easy to think that he was just lazy rather than confused. By breaking it down into smaller components - dual controls with a lead rein, a few strides forward, and then reinforcing the aid for walk on with a quick shake of a carrier bag, and he had got it. Much better than picking up a lunging whip. A quick handover to Fiona and then later a bit of short reining.