Mascot is a treat to work with. I am still learning to be patient and accept that he prefers to think things through when learning something new, rather than offer incorrect answers until he reaches the right one.
Thank you to all of the amazing people who stepped up and made Mascot's first rated show a success! Some pictures of this stunning boy: Link to some photos: http://www.kcorneliusimagesandmarketing.com/on-with-the-show
Thanks for following along here. This week's video focuses on us working to move off of my inside leg aid. We ended with me carrying the whip on Mascot's shoulder, to reinforce what I want when I ask him to yield over. This is a thinking horse, and he doesn't like to be wrong. Nothing… Continue reading Week 3
Our 3rd lesson for week 3 got postponed until tomorrow, but I wanted to post a snip it as a little sneak peak. This week Mascot and I worked in harmony for the first time in our relationship. This has been awesome for me, as our partnership is proving to be founded on trust… Continue reading Sneak Peak
I have been working with this horse once or twice a week since November. For most horses, this is plenty of time to understand what motivates them, and to develop a relationship with them. Up until the start of this intensive training, I honestly thought I was on the same page with this horse. We… Continue reading Week 2
So we've officially completed the first week since Mascot was dropped off last Friday. My last post had a video showing some clips of the first couple of days, including our first lesson with Ellen. Since then, I have been working on Ellen's comments including impulsion and straightness, both of which have been interesting. Monday… Continue reading Written Post – Week 1
Mascot has not been with me for a full week yet, but I wanted to post video's after each lesson with Ellen, so here we go! Last week, Mascot arrived the late evening of June 2nd. No work done. June 3rd I spent just letting him adjust and making it clear what I expected of him. Just… Continue reading Week One