Bobby seemed totally pleased with himself and hung out with a hind foot cocked. BM decided that to end we'd walk a full lap around the arena to get to our unhitching spot facing away from the gate. Well, Bobby thought he had done more than enough for the day and started to bunch up like he was going to throw a fit. "You want me to do what? I did more than you asked me to. It's time for me to get my cookies and go back out! My job here is done."
So we gave him another second to just chill until he decided to walk off on his own. We made the turn onto the rail and he picked up the trot again. He trotted all the way around to his unhitching spot and then stood like a gentleman while he got unhitched and fawned over. Hopefully he's figured this out enough so that when I attempt it tomorrow without BM for the first time (K should be around, and Hubby will be with me), no one will die. Stay tuned.
|out of driving pics, so here's my stripey kitten instead.|
Unfortunately, his standing still manners in harness seem to have not carried over to under saddle. After a minor discussion, he stood still for his bath. Naughty horse.