Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quad lesson part 1

I am FINALLY able to drive up on Tuesdays (now that school is out). That's the day the trainer comes to the ranch. She worked 3 horses today: Sunni, Quad, and Gigondas. She's been working Quad every week, I found out, since, as she stated, "He's a BRAT!" Apparently he only likes to run one direction and balks going to the right. That would be his race training, right? And, he gives her "attitude" she's working him weekly. He ties nicely and picks up his feet, but I did see the attitude today. He likes to do what HE wants to do, so she's working with him. She actually commented that the mustangs, Scout and Cali, are the easiest to work with. Sunni, being afraid of every leaf, is very undependable and needs more and more and more desensitization...sigh...I don't know if I will EVER be able to ride him. Remember, he dumped my cousin last summer...She gave Gigondas her second lesson and she did just fine, although she did get frightened with Maia touched her with the fly spray rag for the first time. And, the flies are AWFUL this year! Ugh! I saw that the owner ordered a large jar of garlic for her horses and I may order one also..any suggestions? Anyway, here are some pics of Quad from today's lesson!


Cactus Jack Splash said...

Quad looks good. Seems like he needs "charm school for OTTBs" and he is getting it.

Linda said...

A lot going on in their training. Sometimes they surprise you and it all comes together from, seemingly, nowhere...usually when you're about ready to give up hope. ;)