Starting last Tuesday I was working with Biscuit in the arena on walking on command, whoa and turn and go the other way. Tuesday was ok. He actually knows this...he can just be a toot. We worked for about 30 minutes the first day. I also trimmed his front hooves on Tuesday. Sadda got nasty and ill tempered with Biscuit when I was leading him past his pen. He nearly got Biscuit on the butt and Biscuit ran in front of my car. LOL I was hollering at Sadda and LeAnn P came and fussed and him and Sadda went to the other side. Poor fellow - he has been in the little pen due to the pipeline coming through - they have been teasing him to breed and he is not a happy camper! I got Biscuit down to his pen and walked him all over - taking his halter off and putting it back on.
Day 2 I trimmed his back hooves and he was very well behaved. We worked for 50 minutes in the arena going back and forth - whoa is ok. Sometimes he stops immediately and sometimes he doesn't but when I snap the line he does. I would rather it be verbal but we are working on it. I turned my back on Sadda once and dang...he killed on of those little hens that he had just ran out of his pen. I called LeAnn and she and Jamie and Edgar came to get the little red hen. She will go in the gumbo pot poor thing. I put my car at the end of Sadda's pen and walked Biscuit down there after our lesson so we could avoid upsetting Sadda. LeAnn put him out in his pasture a little later.
Thursday he wouldn't let me catch him and Jamie didn't understand that I wanted him shut in the corral. Biscuit walked off from me and I followed him and worked with whoa. He stopped but wouldn't let me catch him. Ok...didn't expect to. I came back later that evening and caught him in the corral. I took him out into the pasture and worked him in the pasture. He did ok but kind of like "yeah, I know this...just hurry up". LOL we got it done though.
Friday I worked with him and he did what I asked but sometimes making me really get after him to WHOA...and turn.
Saturday Barry and I went out there with Kayden and Kade got to walk Sarge up by himself. He thought he was a big boy. Barry rode Sarge while I worked with Biscuit in the arena. Biscuit did ok. Kade got to get on Sarge and be walked around. I put my helmet on him for safety.
Kade had a great time and Sarge is such a sweetie. So gentle and sweet. Biscuit was a good boy today for the most part. I asked Edgar to tell Jamie to shut my horses in the corral in the morning so I don't have a problem with catching him in the morning.