Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Enzo's 3rd time riding in the outside arena 4/7/12.
Chris my boyfriend is in town, so I finally was able to get some video of me on Enzo in the outside arena with me riding Enzo!!!! This is Enzo's 3 time being ridden outside and about his 10th time having a bit in his mouth. I do need to get a leather hole punch. Enzo's bit is still too low in his mouth. Which makes Enzo play with his bit even more. This was my old horses bridle and he was a larger horse. Either way, the weather here is MI this past Saturday was AWESOME. Sunny, and 60 degrees!!! So I had to get on and get some video. I actually taped 12 minutes, but I wan't bore you with that much. Here is just a tiny clip of Enzo figuring everything out. Enzo sometimes offers his head right and left on his own and he also does it to play with my feet(or bite my feet) and stirrups. Again to figure what all this stuff is!! You can see him also take the reins into his mouth. After a few minutes he forgets about all the stuff and just walks along. It's all very slow, but hey, we have to start somewhere and I am sooo proud of Enzo. When Enzo was younger I could hardly work Enzo on the ground in the outside arena. His brain couldn't handle all the intake. Me trying to work/play with him, birds flying over head, wind blowing, scary things behind trees, etc, etc. So for me to be on Enzo this year outside, is just thrilling for me! Because now Enzo has to watch his environment around him, learn all this tack all over him, learn a human on his back, and now deal with a bit and bridle. It's a lot for an Enzo brain. I still only get on Enzo once and a while. I take it easy on him as he is still growing and as you see we just walk around. I practice turning, fore quarter turns, and hind quarter turns. Halting and going forward ques. Just easy stuff for him to do without straining himself.
Did you have a fun weekend??? Anyone heading to Equine Affaire this weekend in Columbus OH??? I am am!!! And I plan to see Linda Parelli also:)
Keep it natural!!! Janine~Enzo and Kaspin!!!