Day two went a bit better than Day 1. Josephine was a joy to work with. I added a little bit of a trot to see how she would do. She did fine. I was a bit worried she would want to get a little wild but she didn't. She trotted off nicely. Like a lady. She stops really well too. She pays attention to what I want her to do. I really like that about her. The opposite direction was smooth sailing. It helps when I have a round pen. I think when we get it down in here I will venture out into the arena. She is such a good girl. It makes my job so much easier! Josephine also sets up really well. She is very light in her cues. We worked on trotting off at a stand still and she did well. At first she was like, "What is this lady doing running next to me!" But she got the hang of it. I love how quickly she picks things up. Her half brother, Ozzie, was the same way. I hope she is easier to ride than he is. I just really like her. Maybe because she is mine. I am a bit biased. :) Then my photographer got board with me and Josephine, so he wandered around a bit. It gave me a chance to switch horses around. Belle, the lazy bulldog. Mercedes, the filly. Who also lunges already!! Smart little girl! My photographer. Now onto my challenge horse, Luna. I didn't give her any room to be a brat today, I went straight to the rope, aka come-along. Luna started off great! She remembered what happened yesterday. It took her a little bit to get out and away from me, but she got it. She is just soooo sloooowww. It's like she moves in slow motion. To get her to move I had to act like a fool. You can't use a whip with her, she just doesn't care about the sound. I keep telling Mr. Cowboy she might be deaf!! LOL!! Because the bull whip NEVER scared her. She would actually come up to you while Josephine would run like a wild woman. But I know she's not deaf, she is just dull. Mr. Cowboy was done taking pictures by the time I had Luna out. I was lucky to get the ones I did. She was a good girl. She only tried to turn around a few times. We even worked on trotting off from a walk next to me. She thought I was stupid. But I got it done. She now trots off next to me. Showmanship here we come! Well, she is more of a brick house type of horse, but she can still do showmanship. I think Mr. Cowboy is going to kick my tail in halter classes when it come to these two girls. But I know I will beat him in lunge line!
Oh, I also brought out the tarp today. They both let me put it on them like a blanket. They didn't care. They even walked all over the tarp like it was nothing. Smart girls!