Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Well I went over all the tasks for the Awareness course in all four levels and the only things I cannot do are the large ball exercise, a scarey object that helps horse overcome his fears, and the gauntlet which also helps in this area. But everything else, desensitizing, sending, transitions, leg yielding etc. These Raven already knows. There is one other thing and that is an exercise where I sit on a fence and get Raven to rest right next to me. It is not as easy as it might appear. The horse doesn't want to rest right there because you are above him and so with a process of moving their feet you teach the horse to rest next to you while you are on the fence. I haven't tried this yet. I will begin to work on this next time. Progress is going good. I rode bareback at first. It is neat how you can really feel where their feet are at as they move under you while bareback. It is a closer step to true unity with my horse.