Saturday, August 22, 2009

Guinness & Me

This morning, Sierra came back over to play. We took turns playing with Guinness and eventually riding him around the roundpen - mostly in search of cookies.

Here are some photos that Sierra took of me riding Guinness! Yippee!!

He was a bit skeptical about having someone on board at first, but soon warmed up to the idea. He thought quite a lot about chewing on our shoes (looking for treats), but wasn't bothered at all when we swing the leadrope over his head to the opposite side to redirect him.

We have been riding him using a bareback pad, halter and leadrope. He is responding well to smooches (his cue to go), lightly bouncing the rope with the word "whoa" to stop, and to directing his nose a little with the rope to guide him toward a treat.

Slow and steady wins the race. :-)

1 comment:

Ark said...

Hurray Clare!!!!!!!
I knew you could do it! And Guinness looks like he is enjoying it all. Congrats!!