Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wet, muddy weather is a good time to practice ground skills. Minky and I worked on leading yesterday evening. We went past his spooky area behind the stalls and across from the mare pasture. The rain was making unfamiliar sounds on the trailer parked back there. Minky got snorty but was very good about going up to it and sniffing, as he has been taught to do whenever there is something spooky. 1500 lbs of spooky horse has to be addressed quickly! I talked to him and told him he was a GOOD boy when he sniffed that trailer. I also find that guiding him to walk in a tight circle a few times cools off his anxiety.