Yesterday P & I went out for a quick ride- his 4th ride in 2 weeks, thanks to rain and work. Poor guy held it together as best as he could, given the freezing winds, so I kept it short and sweet. Then on our way back out to the pasture, some new additions to the round pen caught my eye. A flag, a tarp, and some random de-sensitizing items. Since I seem to be always searching for something to spook P, I figured we’d investigate.
I didn’t really think he’d be spooked by the flag, since Trainer B has a few of them flapping on the side of the arena…but I also didn’t think he’d try to EAT IT.
Then I unfolded the tarp to full size. And good news? P comes when called…like my dogs.
Then I went to go grab the stick with some bags tied to it, but P beat me to it. And then chased it around like my cat would.
Just to recap some other adventures we’ve gone on:
So what should we do next? Walk through fire?