Hjalti and Daisy are doing brilliantly. Daisy is gently teaching this youngster how to walk around the school while learning to listen to her aids and then respond appropriately. Daisy is focussed, Hjalti is listening and then he learns or remembers what is required.
There was a slight blip last training session about putting a bit in but going over and over this again and again with Daisy and a little bit of carrot, Hjalti now just accepts it perfectly with no evasion.
Best of all, Hjalti loves the praise and attention that goes with his success. He is a clever little horse who enjoys his training. We are always keeping it simple and setting him up to succeed so through positive encouragement, he will learn all the good bits about being ridden.
Meanwhile, it has not been a very good day for Haakon today. He is much stiffer than yesterday. I have been told I should expect highs and lows so am trying to put it down to that.
My poor boy has been lying down a lot.
And indoors, Monster has recovered and is back to his “normal” little self – but I use the term normal on his terms and not mine. That cat is not normal at all but he is our cat and so he fits right in.