|Saturday morning in the "Arena"|
Saturday morning we took Trax and Killian down to my friend arena (which is badly in need of some dragging) so that Trax and I could work on stopping and Killian could just get some exercise. Tom went along to operate the camera.
I learned a very valuable lesson that day! If you are going to let a man (a very non-techno man) operate the camera, ya better show him how first! I was really hoping for a ton of pictures, so I could pull a few good ones out, and trash the bad ones. He took about 10 and none of them are very good. I can't blame him though, after all he is just a mere male! lol
|This is the fastest we got Killian to go. Not much exercise but|
probably for the best considering the condition of his hooves.
Ah but I digress. This is supposed to be about the ride and Trax and his bag of tricks!
Not a very good picture of backing up. It was the first time of the morning and he always fights a little the first time. He had just dropped his head in this picture. Hmmmmm, I see where part of my problem is now. Note where my hands are int he picture above. I am pulling up high and his head is up high. I get a lot of Larry Trocha (reining/cutting horse trainer) DVDs and newsletters. He talks alot of muscle memory, I can see I have an issue with this. Perhaps if I can lower my hands when I ask for that sop, AND ask at the right time I can get a nice sliding stop out of him.
This is where Simon and I were playing follow the leader. Doesn't Killian remind you of Eeyore, from Winnie the Pooh? "Oh my, I can't go very fast, I can't believe you are making me do this"
I had to cut the ride short, as Tom had to go and we only had one vehicle. Hopefully this week I can get some more time in and see what Trax's issue really was.
Take care everyone.