Revisiting MountingRead Now
Arwen has always had a bit of an issue with mounting. Not sure why. She sometimes is great other times not so great and occasionally dreadful. Your horse should stand still when you go to mount there is no room for moving about while the human is mounting. It can be dangerous and pretty annoying when your horses is not standing still.
I guess another one of our human traits is to ignore things until it gets really bad. That is what I had been doing with the mounting issue. Some days she was great other not so great but never bad enough that I really knew I had to fix it.
The other day came one of those dreadful days where she would not stand still and backed up or moved about or walked into me. I spent that who day asking her to stand still. Eventually she did but was not happy about it. The next day we practiced at several mounting blocks without tack. Amazing ,she was really worried about me even standing there without tack on. I guess I should have done something about this earlier....she kept trying to tell me but humans seem to have a hard time hearing sometimes.
We are now on a path to more confidence at the mounting block. We practiced for 6 days now and she is much much more relaxed. We are not there yet I can still feel that she would like to move but is standing still cause I have asked her to. So we will continue and my goal is to get this really good.
2/12/2017 04:44:16 pm
I really like what you're doing with Arwen and especially the way your relantionship with her is based on trust
2/13/2017 12:15:04 pm
Thanks Bonnie. :)
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