This week, he’ll be back.
Flaring temper and all. There’s no arguing, he knows whats right and what’s not. Difficult to please, with the patience of a stingray, I know barn time must be extremely time efficient while he is there.
When all is right though, he’s the most wonderful boy! This here is from January, when he led me, a silly little blue crop, and my way-too-green-mare out on the trails. We both had to put all our trust in him.
Valiosa really likes him – high energy, skittish little body, and all.
They mostly meet at Holidays, like here last month, at Thanksgiving.
Thought it would be fun to try some desensitizing practice with Valiosa. (We might scratch this as I have bizarre tendonitis in both elbows now, with pain and difficulty lifting the coffee cup. Say what!!?)
Working on convincing him that it’s completely acceptable to wave with some swirly Dollar Store pompoms and other twirly things in the arena while I ride.
He’s not convinced. It’s simply beneath him. We’ll see what we can do.
Love my 10-year old!