My sister Heather and her boyfriend Doug Have been visiting Rick and I for a week. We have had a great deal of fun and productivity like removing trees, cleaning paddocks and the barn, putting up hay, playing with horses, boating, swimming, fishing, and more! We have been fortunate to have fairly good weather too. The horse fun has been incredible and creative. Doug has played photographer (Heather a little too) so we have some fun images to share. (The only thing we missed was us playing with Whiskey and Fosse online and me riding Whiskey because Doug was helping Rick prep the boat--all well, maybe next time!--You are not missing anything...I don't look too good anyway, LOL. Heather looks great!)
Okay, so about the horse fun. Heather and I were able to get in real play time twice this week. She loves horses but is not a horse person per se. She also believes in the Parelli path but does not have the knowledge base to apply it. She tried very hard and takes direction well. The first playtime, we played with the horses on the ground first (of course). What we discovered is that her leadership with the horses was a problem and so, rather than play with both online, we focused on Whiskey.
I lapped Fosse around just at a walk and then, Heather mounted and I lead her around at the walk too--she hadn't been on a horse bareback in years.