It was a beautiful evening last night so I got in two hours of playtime with Lola. My thoughts were to play on the ground a bit and ride. Well, she had a different idea. We played on the ground and boy was she a defiant pistol (and definitely not in a riding frame of mind unfortunately ... distracted ... buck, rear, kick, run, run, run, snort,etc)! We worked through it all playing all kinds of variations of the 7 games and she did well when she decided to just do what was asked of her (halter and 22' line, carrot stick and string, and I did saddle her with the bareback pad) playing in the paddock, round pen (with no fence), walked down the long driveway to the house, obstacles in the playground, trailer, etc. (you know she is testing my leadership--bigtime). We ended by hanging out in the horse trailer together for awhile munching on corn pops. Anyhow...this is a challenging and fun horse with spunk... wow! :)
PS. I have been riding the horses and last week, taped an initial ride on Lola that I submitted to Parelli! Probably not a pass but, I felt compelled to send it anyway...very impulsive of me for sure but, when you are in the lonely barn, any feedback is appreciated! I'll keep you posted and and put up the link when I hear back. I have a lot to talk about regarding that ride...until next time!