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 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, April 2014. The roses are blooming!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Quad lesson part 2
I am finally off school for the summer, so Tuesday I was able to watch the trainer, Maia, work with my horses. After putting fly spray on Quad (it was old spray from last summer, so I'm going to make up a new batch today), she walked him up to the round pen. She asked him to wait at the gate and then started lunging him. He is fine going left, but doesn't like to go to the right. In fact, that's when he showed his attitude! But, she kept asking him and he finally did it. He'll need more work on this, however. But, he has a beautiful, even, flowing trot and he is sound (THANK GOODNESS!) Doesn't he look nice in her English saddle? He's going to have to get used to Western because I don't ride English, but she's starting him on English first.