Sunday, September 28, 2014

Skeeter Had Her First Ride

I haven't said much about it, because I wanted to have the video ready and just haven't had time to mess with it.  Finally, I was able to sit down long enough to put it together.

Last week, Mom and Bill were down again to work with the horses.  I was supposed to meet them at the house after a funeral, but the funeral/graveside service ran long and they had more time to play than I did.  While I was on my way home from the cemetery, Bill slung a leg over Skeets and she moved off.  His options were to fall or slide on over, so he slid on.  Since he hadn't planned on an actual ride, he just had the halter and lead rope on, but didn't have the lead rope tied around as reins.

Skeeter wasn't so sure what to do, so she tried backing out from under him.  She didn't panic, just tried backing up.  After a few minutes, Bill had Mom tie the lead rope around and they started working on getting her feet moving.

It was just a few minutes, but she moved with purpose, under direction, so that counts as a ride.  God willing, I'll get my first ride on her this week.


Brenda said...

Wow, look at that! I would count that as a ride, too.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Thanks for video taping it. We can really see pressure and release in action. Skeetz was to good. (Just made up that nickname now.)

Achieve1dream said...

What a great first ride!!!! Congrats! I can't wait for you to get your first ride on her too. She did so well. I'm so happy they got it on video. :D

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great first ride to me! Well done Bill!

Allenspark Lodge said...

It was so fun to watch her work through it in her head, especially when she realized she could just walk normally. There's never any sign of panic in her - and a lot of mouth movement when she 'gets it'. Copper thought he needed to nudge me for attention because we were all focused on Skeeter, but mostly he stood very nicely beside me, watching - which will translate very well when it's his turn.

Jenny said...

Woooo WHooo! What a good girl. Glad it turned out well.