So much of training horses has to do with pressure. They yield to all kinds of pressures – physical and vocal. This means that if you place your hand on a horses side, for example, he’d move in such a way that the pressure is removed. He’d step away from your hand. This is how you turn a horse and direct a horse – constantly using pressures.
The type of pressure we’ve been using lately, though, is different. We borrowed my dad’s pressure washer in order to start revamping this gazebo. We’ve scraped and pressure washed it and next up is painting it. After that, we’ll get electricity run out there and we’ll be good to go. Of course, the arena next to it will look so shabby that we’ll have to revamp that immediately. The paint required to finish that arena will cost at least $500. Aye!
I’ve also pressure washed a lot of the house this Sunday morning. I also washed the porch. That was all pretty disgusting.
The horses seemed bored and pretty much followed me every where I went today.
Lucy has been cracking us up lately. She is so funny and full of it. It is hard to describe a horse’s personality, and I never knew they’d have so much of it, but Lucy is just a joy to be around. Cinco, of course, is always a great spirit but he isn’t nearly as comical as ole Lucille.
Lucy and Cinco charmed the heck out of the neighbors we had over for dinner last night. We had a wonderful meal of ropa vieja and snacked on homemade baked tortilla chips with a hint of lime and freshly made salsa on the back porch while the horses meandered around the yard.
Our past two rides on the horses have been really good. We even began trotting again. We have video taped all our rides and have fun reviewing the footage afterwards and critiquing ourselves.
In other news, Vinny isn’t a puppy any longer
and Fahrney is working on setting the world record for longest consecutive catnap