To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I just got in from working Cohort, and am pleased to report it went well. He was much more cooperative under saddle, not quitting once on me. I lunged him first, then used all the same verbal cues while riding. Kept it short and sweet, and he seemed pleasantly surprised.

Before riding I trimmed his bridle path with the clippers and sprayed him down with fly spray without reaction. The boy still has straight "A"s on his ground manners report card!


sylkan said...

Yay, bad boy shaping up! He is SO sweet on the ground, it's hard to believe what a snot he can be under saddle. Good work!!


Lori Skoog said...

What a sweet boy!

TBDancer said...

So much easier to work with horses that have good ground manners. They might be pigglies under saddle, but on the ground a lot of basics can be reinforced. Keep up the good work. ;o)