The RAC began in 2007 and continued until 2015. It was created to unite all curly horse owners to encourage and motivate each other and to promoting the breed. Participating riders earn points to win amazing prizes. This blog was created to share with others their personal journey with each other and the public. *This blog is not a training blog and any techniques or methods shown here are not necessarily enforced by the RAC. Consult your trainer for advice. http://curlyhorsecountry.com
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
No riding yet here but did get some horse time!
We did have about a foot of snow and then it all melted within a couple of days and then it froze solid - we have the most nasty frozen wasteland out there for footing so no riding as of yet this year!
However, I did get a chance to work with my new mare *DKH Lacey, she is a big, black, smooth coated Curly mare that I just brought home a few days ago. She is halter trained, but just barely and so the first thing we are working on is just letting her know that people can be friendly and that people aren't scary at all. I haven't tried to actually catch her yet - she is in my round pen and she has a halter on, and she did load in my trailer to come here so I know she can lead and load, but I'm in no rush with her. We will take our time and she will come along in her own time. I did a little bit of approach and retreat and she was letting me stroke her on the shoulder on both sides and touch her halter, so that was a little progress and enough for .today - I will have to do this every day for a while, but we will get there.
Here is a picture of her from yesterday, doesn't she have a sweet face?!