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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The scene of the crime... well as the scene of the sentencing!

With time, turn-out and training, Lance has gotten less mouthy since moving here in January. He still uses his mouth plenty, though. One of his more recent habits is to grab the corner of the wire panel covering the upper half of Sammy's stall door and "spring" it loudly, demanding to be served quickly at mealtime. I noticed yesterday when I was getting Lance ready to school that the upper left baling twine tie had broken. The wire panel was slightly askew, so I straightened it.

Last night I was working frantically to finish a client's project so Rick did chores without me. He heard Lance clang the wire – and then panicked scrambling as my horse fled his stall. When he investigated, he found the wire panel askew – and against the electric wire that keeps the horses off the dividing wall between the stalls. That busy mouth got buzzed, but good!

The barn was much quieter at chore time this morning.... ;-)


Theresa said...

LOL, I'll bet it was.

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Mary said...

Natural consequences...perfect!

Unknown said...

It'll be interesting to see if henceforth, Lance leaves the wire panel alone.

marlane said...

LOL that was the perfect deterent.Of course non of us would have the heart to do it delibererately.