Right before Christmas I posted a video of my 5th ride on my colt, Fridge. I ran a little contest to see what we would call the videos I’ll post of the colts I start. I opted for Colt Cam – because it’s cute, and catchy, and added Chronicles, because I’m chronicling their progress.
Yesterday, I had a barn full of horses to handle, and Fridge got his first official hoof trim, so he was in. I had Dino and Avie saddled. Fridge, wasn’t saddled, and I cannot ride him right now because his feet are sore (which is why we had to have a trim – I think if I give him a week he’ll feel much better). Despite not being able to ride him, I figured I could still play with him.
There was a tarp laying around and I just thought, “wonder what I could do with this?”, because isn’t that what we all think when there’s a tarp lying around?
Anyway, the following video is what I did with it. It literally took me maybe 8 minutes to get all three horses over it. I just don’t show any video of Avie going over it.
Dino, of course is way past “colt” stage. He’s a well-adjusted snaffle bit horse, who has a goofy streak – which is why he felt the need to snort. He is good about hanging in there with me when something scares him.
Do you have any goals for your horses for 2014? Mine is just to get my colts to a place where I can drag calves/rope on them; and in turn I hope that gives me some continued confidence!