Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Grayson's First Cowboy Ride

Last Monday I scheduled Grayson's first cowboy ride. I talked a bit ago about my plan for him, a little recap- cowboy rides randomly through the winter and then hopefully a month or two of full training in the spring.



Cowboy got on G and I got on Burt and headed to follow him, watch and learn.

He started with him inside (his first time in an indoor and not a care) to see what he was all about and how he was going to be, lots of making him follow him nose and moving his feet.

Then he went outside and showed him tons of stuff he had never seen before and he took it all in stride... we went all over their property, over logs, through rivenes, up hills, down hills, by all the buildings, over a tarp... you get the point.

He even swung his rope off him and threw it and didn't care woot!

G with the Cowboy and Burts cute ears :)


Some homework, not necessarily new to me but I want to document it all:
- Just get on and move his feet around
- No contact on his face when going forward to start
- Getting him to move his face left and right when i ask, when I ask drop the rein I am not using - if he doesn't come bump him don't get in a pulling war
- If he takes the wrong lead, it's ok go with it for a min, bring him back to a trot and ask again, he will get it
- If he doesn't get something, move on and do something else- don't stress about it
- I can start to ask for some contact as he gets going and his feet are moving
- Go outside and just ride around, give him a job and show him everything

So tired after his ride lol
Cowboy loved him, said he was fun to super ride, I had done a great job with him, he has the best mind, very willing to do whatever and just a really cool horse.

Yay G and yay me for doing well :)

Can't wait till he is more broke!!

Hopefully we can get another cowboy ride or two in this month!

23 comments:

  1. Have you been riding him some? Or was this his first ride? I think I missed something. Either way that's super cool! :)

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    1. Yep my sister and I have each done about 5-6 rides on him over the last few months, nothing crazy just getting him going. :)

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  2. I love seeing his progress. Can't wait to see where you take this boy!

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    1. That's!! I'm excited that he's taking everything so well so far!!

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  3. Yay! Sounds like a good cowboy and you have put such a great start on him. Very impressed!

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    1. Yes he is!! Super gentle and great with the babies!!

      Thanks!! I did my best to make sure he was exposed to lots and had little lessons here and there and then time also to just be out and a baby- hopefully letting those lessons sink in lol

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  4. He's so cute! Awesome that he has such a good mind. What are your eventual goals/hopes for him?

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    1. Ummm a fun easy going guy that I can take with when my sister goes places that I can just hangout on... maybe learn to rope too?

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    2. Oh fun! I love doing cow-stuff, I'm jealous!

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  5. How exciting! I love baby horses, so fulfilling!

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    1. I wish I could see into the future of what he's going to be in like 2 years lol!

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  6. good baby G! sounds like lots of good feedback from the cowboy and a nice patient plan moving forward.

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    1. Yeah I am hoping it all keeps going well lol :P

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