Monday, September 12, 2011
Enzo's 5th Parelli ride in his life:)
Hello!! So after my last surgery re-check appointment Sept 8th. I got the all OK to go ride again. So I rode both boys today! Kaspin video will be posted another time. Ok, for you non-Parelli people out there this riding might look a little bit different. You exaggerate to teach! That is why you see my legs move around so much and I point my arms in the direction I would like to go. But hey, I don't like to toot my own horn! But this is my second baby I made partners with and not once did either of my horses buck, when they were introduced to a bareback pad, treeless saddle, or me!!! I think that is pretty outstanding and I am pretty proud of Enzo also!!! This video is a bit slow, since we of course are taking our time and making it another great experience about me being on his back. I also teach my horses to be mounted from both sides(In case you were wondering).Enzo also uses his teeth to play with my shoes, laces, pants, and anything else he can get into his mouth. So you will see me pointing my leg forward just so Enzo cannot reach it that well. Other than that, I don't make a big deal about it! It will go away over time. But lots of practice on bending the neck! You can also see Enzo has no idea about moving forward with me on him! I take my time and I am teaching him to move forward with my butt checks. If that doesn't work I close my thighs. If that doesn't work? I close my calf's. Then I cause commotion behind me by taping myself first. So far that is as far I seem to need to go with my phases. I would like him to walk though, when I engage my butt checks. Enzo will get it soon enough one day. I only start my horses in a halter and lead line and bareback pad. If I go to an outdoor arena someday, then I might use my saddle just to have a little more stability, since young horses can move fast. But I stay in the rope halter. I need my horses to really understand the Parelli porcupine game and to release from the pressure on their face. If I cannot get them to turn or bend on a halter. Then I won't get them to bend or turn on a bit later in life. Try to watch the video till the 6/7 minute mark. I move the camera while I am riding Enzo and then we do a fun thing! Either way, I rode both boys yesterday and I had fantastic Sunday!!! I hope you enjoy the video!!!!! Keep it natural~Janine, Enzo and Kaspin!!!