This evening I worked the yearlings. I have been reading about other bloggers playing with their yearlings so I figured I better get out there and get something done with my two girls. Well, Josephine is a sweet heart. She is very smart and very respectful. She gets a bit nervous but nothing that I can't convince her other wise. I ask her to move away from me and she does. I ask her to lunge and she does. We just walked today, but she did really good. Then there is the other....brat. Rude, rude, RUDE! She made me so mad. She would not lunge. Luna kept wanting to come into my circle. She would try to run me over. I would go to whack her and she would act like it felt good. She is BAD. Josephine=easy. Luna=hard work. It's strange because I can sack Luna out with anything and she won't move. She is good like that. I think she is really too dull. Kinda dumb.( And that is not blood on her head, it's some minerals the girls have to lick on.) Even though I felt like knocking her over the head a couple of times. I had gotten so mad at working with her I had to walk away for a little bit. Then I came back with my rope. I took off her halter and made a rope halter out of my super long wonderful fix everything rope. In college we called them "come alongs". I just know it works! That little filly didn't know what hit her. Before when I would ask her to "whoa" she would just walk over me. Now I had some leverage!! She stopped. Luna acted a bit surprised. Then she refused to walk forward. So, I ran out from my rope holding constant pressure and asked her to follow and she reared....I expected that...but she then walked forward. That filly is HARD headed. She finally realized that I was the boss and she was the follower. We finished up with a couple nice walking, smaller, lunging circles. Luna is just a tank. When she gets scared she just wants to run you over, but not any more! Whuahahahaha!! My "Come Along" and Luna came to an understanding. We ended on a good note with some shedding and rubbing down. I tossed a saddle pad on her back and she didn't budge. She could care less what I do to her as long as I don't ask her to move. I can see where we are going to be coming riding time.
Josephine and Luna are night and day personalities. Josephine is a joy to work with, Luna makes me break out my bag of tricks. It's going to be interesting working more with these two. I told Mr. Cowboy that Luna was all his come riding time. I'll have to see what tomorrow brings, I will see if anything from today sunk into Luna's thick skull. :)