Friday, January 16, 2009

Two days in one

I feel guilty, I missed posting yesterday after working with Cody! So here is for today and yesterday.

For starters, gtyup at Life at the Rough String passed along this little lemonade award for bloggers who show Great Attitude/Gratitude. So, I am following the instructions.
  1. Post the picture (isn't it cute?)
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show Great Attitude and/or Gratitude.
  3. Link to your nominees within your post.
  4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  5. Share the love and link this post to the person from who you received your award.
Okay, now to pick 10 blogs to nominate.
  1. Reddunappy of There Is a Horse in My Bubblebath
  2. Stormyranch of gentling a mustang
  3. Pip of Me, Myself and Horses
  4. Tracey of Mustang Diaries
  5. Macaroni Manatee of Phiber Photos
  6. Andrea of Mustang Saga
  7. Jessie of Two Appaloosas and a Mustang
  8. Leah of The Dutton Family
  9. PalyReiner at Spinnin & Slidin, Lopin & Dreamin, Mustang Style!
  10. Linda at Beautiful Mustang

As for Cody, we've been working the last couple days on leading, lunging, and feet. Oh yeah, and yesterday I decided I wanted to see how he looked with a bridle on.

The leading is getting there. Circles are good, straight lines we're still working on, it really helps when I can take him out of his pen to give us more room to actually walk in a straight line. And yesterday, it was heading past dusk when we went out so harder to see, he was a bit upset that I wouldn't let him stop and eat grass, and he bounced to the end of the rope a few times bucking and kicking up his heels (thankfully he stopped when he hit the end of the rope!) so we didn't spend much time outside the pen partly because it was dark and partly because it was kind of slick. So today, things were going pretty well, he was good about lunging in both directions at a walk and a trot and even stopping and changing directions. There were a couple times that his butt popped up in defiance of me asking him to move forward so he just had to work harder... This time, when we went for a walk outside he didn't try to eat grass even once, the only difficulty we had was walking back into his pen...but flip the rope around his hiney and in he went.

This morning I drove up to watch Tracey and Steve Holt! and that was fun! They are doing great and SH! moves out really nice.

All in all a pretty good day!


PalyReiner said...

Awww, thanks!

Tracey said...

Well, thank you kindly, ma'am! I shall be sippin' on that lemonade shortly.

Love the braid in little Cody's mane! He looks right sophisticated!

Heather said...

Wow he looks super relaxed in the bridle..again...making me rethink the difficulty of bridling..and saddling.


Heather said...

I just wanted you to know I gave a shot out to Coty on my blog...
he was my inspiration today, totally.

Thanks again!

Heather and Gracie

Heather said...

Crap..and sorry I know it's Cody not Coty...and it's a shout out...not a shot out...


Linda said...

Thanks for mentioning me! I appreciate it!


You braided hid mane, different,
nice to hear from you again, been working too many hours and the fog has been real bad but still having fun!
You have nice friends!
Be well!