Pulling up and seeing your horse happy, turned out and grazing on strewn hay with his buddies?
Worth every penny paid
Worth every mile driven
Up close on Laz's fur as I arrived
We did ground work today, with a solid 15 minutes of trot work.
He looked better from Sunday, but still not as great as he's been.
I did notice after about a minute of trotting, he did loosen up and start stretching his neck down, lifting his tail, and his trot improved some.
I've been doing his ground work at liberty lately to test out how it goes.
Pretty darn good...but it also shows where we need to work, which is nice to gage.
Teaching Laz the command for "Come" is something I'm doing.
I wave my hand at him (like curling my fingers towards me, as a come motion) to give him a physical cue along with the word "come" and when he arrives, he gets a treat.
Yes, a carrot nib.
I know a lot of people poo poo the idea of treat training.
I like treats.
Laz likes treats and why not have a little fun and reward during training?
Worked for my dogs.
Working for my pony.
"Gimmez thiss stix"
It's cute...the head dragging down, while he's 'working' and a quick paw, like "Oh herez lookz goooods to roullll"
So, at the end, I allowed it
That sounds so controlling.
At the end, he just asked and I didn't give him a working command so I guess he decided it was ok.
"Ok, getz me cleanz again"
Oh, and Laz is WORM free according to vet and the latest fecal test :