Well I am at 15 rides for the Northwood Farms Horsemanship Challenge and have 32 hours and 24 minutes logged of time I have spent exclusively with Arwen. It is interesting that we just don't notice actually how much time we really do spend with our horses. I think that I don't spend enough time and expect to much for to little input in my horses life. Once I began playing with and riding Arwen my time with Riva went down . I see that lack of time reflected in her behavior and co-operation with things I ask her to do. She likes to come in for food and grooming and does not mind the weekly ride or two I try and get on her but she is not nearly as partner like as she was previously. Hope I can find more time to spend with her once the Challenge is over.
We have been doing some fun things all together. Riva and Arwen are learning to do the circle game together, walk with me together and stop and back up all at the same time. I'll post a video when we progress more in that area. :)
I am also helping another horse and human to gain confidence. That is very enjoyable to see progress and confidence building.