Our natural horsemanship club had a playdate/taping for the Virginia Tech Educational Sunday, an equine event on the last Sunday of February. The club was attempting to capture video clips of our horses and progress we have made, tasks we could do, etc. We will be using it at an event table this year.
I took my horse Whiskey to the playdate today (he is loading in the trailer with no complications tooby the way). (And yes, I forgot to take his picture thus, the cute cartoon. If someone else took one, I'll replace the image.) Anyhow, this is his first playdate without my other horses (he was at one with Fosse once at another farm and we hosted another small one at my house some time ago). He and I were able to perform several ground tasks and then, I rode him. This is the first time in a public forum with many horses, people, distractions, etc (it was also very windy by the way). I can only say that he was a pure gem. I decked him out in his natural hackamore, bareback pad with a red,white, and blue saddle blanket underneath, I tied my level 1 savvy string around his neck and knotted it like a cool necklace, front galloping boots (black), and glitter in his mane and tail. He was SO CUTE. We worked on obstacles, walking in the arena, backing, sidepassing (which by the way, he did down the middle of the arena beautifully--hopefully someone got it on tape).
Well, that is the report. It was so nice to get in some horse time today. I love my horse.