Put Oak's first ride on him today. We started by practicing mounting. I just got on and off a hundred times until he started to settle in. Then my wonderful trainer led us around a bit. We ended with adding a little leg and rein aids from me and her backing into more of a lunging position. We even got a few strides of trot before we called it quits.
He did amazing! There were moments of tension and anxiety of course, but over all he did wonderful. We ended when he finally started to breath, and snort showing us he was relaxing. My wonderful husband captured some photos.
First we started by playing around with getting up and down. So I got pretty silly...
|Look what I can do!|
|I am touching you with my foot!|
Then I swung up and settled in...
|Can see his tension here|
Then we went on a pony ride...
and of course lots of rubs and treats
|Good boy Oak|
Good boy Oak! Congratulations on your ride.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Congrats on a good first ride!ReplyDelete
woo hoo! Congratulations on a drama free first ride :DReplyDelete
Yay!!! Congratulations :) The first ride is always the scariest and most tense so good for you for having such a successful one!ReplyDelete