Whiskey and I played with transitions, the games to the extreme, and I also rode him barrel to barrel (treats on the barrels--a Parelli motivator idea) and he moved forward nicely but, was offering to buck. After the treats were gone, I dismounted and played at liberty with him (still saddled) and WOW he BUCKED LIKE MAD! I can read this horse like a book. A few days ago I was doing ground exercises in zone 3 and he was having a very difficult and reactionary time with it--that is when I knew it was not me but zone 3. We have a lot of work to do!
Fosse was spooky and funny acting today. Rick and I were taking measurements to put on a small barn addition and he was hanging out with us. At first he was nervous but by the end, he was playing with us and the tape measure.
One other thing to note, Whiskey was in the round pen and Fosse in the turnout. Fosse exhibiting herd-bound behaviors whereas Whiskey was not. How interesting considering Fosse is the alpha in the herd.
So, short but sweet. I plan to continue regular play time again so I should be blogging more often again.