This past weekend in MI was just amazing, fall is definitely in the air! I am feeling like I have gotten nothing accomplished with my horses this summer. BUT, I have been super busy! One of my projects was tearing down my old 1 car garage and purchasing a 1 car garage kit 22 by 16 and putting a new garage up with dad. Then adding new grass and planting beds after all the tear up. Needless to say when you do it yourself it takes all summer! So that is where most of time went. I really wanted to get both boys out more this summer, but the gas money is soooo high and boarding out 2 horses, paying for hoof trimmer, and horse supplements. 2 horses gets really expensive fast. Either way, I finally decided this was it. I am getting Enzo into the trailer and taking him out!!! I asked my friend Kim if I could come over to her place about 15 mins away and play with her and her horses for the day. Kim of course, said yes! This would be big for Enzo. This was Enzo's 2nd outing in his life. Enzo is now 3 yrs old. The first outing Kim picked us up with her trailer and her horse Shadow came. Enzo of course bonded with Shadow the minute they met. We went to a Parelli play day on that trip and Shadow held Enzo's hoof the whole way and Enzo did great! This time it was Enzo's trailer and there was no other horse on the trailer to hold Enzo's hoof. I checked on Enzo's loading on Saturday and Enzo was a pro! We hadn't loaded on a trailer in a year!!! Sunday was the day we were going to Kim's!!! That morning I loaded Enzo a few more times and then I went to play with Enzo in the outdoor arena for a bit to let a little spunk out. Came back to the trailer and Enzo loaded like a pro again and off we went to Kim's home. Enzo pawed the trailer hard at first, but once on the main road that all stopped. Got to Kim's home and unloaded. Enzo came off slow and fine and then flung his head around.... LIKE WHOLLY CRAP WE ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE!!!! Enzo has never been on his trailer and unloaded somewhere else!!! Enzo jumped around a bit and snorted some. I walked with a purpose to the sandy paddock. Once in the paddock Enzo already was calmer. Out by the driveway there was tons to look at!! A newly planted tree with stakes, a pond, plants, a garage and ohh my! Once in the paddock there wasn't too much to look at so Enzo's brain could focus more. But Enzo still was interested in everything! Enzo would even sniff the smallest rock he would see on the ground, LOL. Later me and Kim played with our horses. I posted a video below. It's a bit slow and nothing too exciting, but it gives you an idea of some of the things we Parelli played with!! Plus, I love Kim for getting me the video! I forgot a camera or a video that day! So I am glad Kim was able to catch some memories for me of this special day of Enzo 2nd outing in his life, and all by himself on the trailer!!! Once we were done I went to load Enzo. Again Enzo eyeballed the tree, plants, pond, driveway really hard and had nose flaring!! But Enzo loaded on the trailer again like a super PRO! I was so proud of Enzo!!!! I got back to our home barn and Enzo didn't even want off of the trailer. At fist I wasn't sure why? I mean I was happy he never rushes or fly's off the trailer! Then I realized Enzo was waiting for more cookies at the window!! Enzo loves cookies and I always give cookies to Enzo for loading and waiting and then I give cookies when we get to our destination just to see how nervous Enzo is. If Enzo doesn't eat, I know he is freaked out! But so far Enzo always eats! So I went and got Enzo some more cookies! Later I went back to the back door and mind you, the back door was open all this time! But I went back and finally asked Enzo to come out by gently tugging on his tail. Finally Enzo stepped out slowly and then turned around and just ate grass. What a super fun and uneventful day, yeah!!!!! I am so proud of Enzo and I!! Yeahhh!!! Also what was even more cool was Enzo had 22 blows that day!!! It just shows you how much all of this got to his brain!!! How cool is that!!! What do you think??
Keep it natural Janine, Enzo, and Kaspin!!!