Friday, May 01, 2009

a small success....

went armed with pressure halter etc.

happily they were at the bottom near the gate, so caught her no problem (she actually started coming towards me) and she didn't get upset going down the hill (just as well, it was very slippy as it had rained again, both going carefully!)

didnt' jog up the other side

but put her in her stable and she started screaming and shouting ... must ge the mirror up tomorrow, that'll help - no way she was going to stand to be groomed.

so i put the halter back on and went over the road to the arena and did some ropecircling.

no trouble getting movement, but her attention wasn't wholly on me. didn't keep it going too long, just enough to know she was listening enough to go the direction i wanted, not the one she wanted...

then turned her out again after another attempt to stand her in stable....

she'll settle in time ... just not quite yet.

cancelled tomorrow's lesson, not worth it!

4 comments:

Di said...

Definately a success Claire, she'll settle eventually.

Jean said...

Probably wise to cancel the lesson. She is not yet ready to focus on her work.

Glad you got her in OK. Things will work out in a week or so.

Kate said...

Sounds like things are improving already - if you just keep working with her to the extent she is able, she'll settle down over time.

trudi said...

petit à petit!! She's getting there, if slowly.