Over Thanksgiving break, my brother and Nephew came to stay with us.
Saturday, we went to the farm because Shahin wanted to ride :)
YES!! He's 15 and over 6 ft! He is so sweet and kind with animals...it's awesome.
Laz definitely loves his attention and I think remembered him
We worked on some ground manners. Here Shahin is teaching Laz to move out of his space which to Laz, your space=his space on top of you. My rules are, if you want to ride, you work with the horse on the ground as well as groom.
Moments before the bucket was shoved over in it's entirety
He really enjoyed himself. Both of them :)
Helmet on and we did a 15 minute hand walking/riding. Shahin was great.
Laz took great care of him too when he 'accidentally' kicked him to go. Instead of bolting, he just make a grunt and popped his head up and looked at me, like "Um.....won't he fall and please tell him, no kicking!"
I told my nephew that if Laz can feel a fly, there is NO need to kick him. We talked about communication and offering your request to the horse. We worked on squeezes and gentle clucking and leg aids. He found it very cool that he could get Laz to turn by putting his leg on him. We did a lot of that, and stopping and starting. Everything at the walk. Laz did great with his weight on him too, but we didn't push anyone's luck and after 15 minutes, we ended it
|The sweetness of these two....Poor Mason, I woke him up but Pudgie slept thru the camera flashing|