Hjalti is doing splendidly. He is enjoying his training and I can see his little brain a-whirring all the time. He tries his hardest.
We keep the training sessions short, trying to do something three times a week. Hjalti is always first up volunteering and it is lovely to see that the penny has dropped – he has finally found his purpose in life.
First, we lunged – Daisy riding and me in the middle – on both reins.
Then, when we knew Hjalti was fine about trotting with a rider on (to which he batted no eyelids), Daisy rode him around the school in walk and trot, focussing on his listening and concentration skills while giving him the relevant aids.
Always a reward to say thank you and well done. Hjalti likes our training methods very much.
Haakon’s hoof continues to suppurate (great word) revolting smelly gunk but he smiles, and is happy with his new indoor life.
Tonight Lambie discovered the “secret” hay stash.
While the other two helped themselves to the hay in the haynet that was soaking.
Really, Lambie? You think I don’t know? Your Muzzah always knows.