Monday, January 17, 2011

Purposeful Toboggan Pulling

Blu was super! We picked up a load of straw at 8 a.m. this morning and Mom suggested we hook Blu up and have him give us a "hoof." I went out and he told me he was ready to be haltered, even though he was eating. I saddled him up at liberty and he pinned his ears the second time I tightened the cinch, but that was it. I backed off and did approach and retreat, but he no longer pinned his ears.

I had the toboggan outside, all ready for him. I took him out wide to set him facing away from the barn. Even with the tarp right next to him in a new form and uncovered from the snow, Blu was a pro. He never showed concern for the straw being plopped on, either. He also did not mind the noise of the toboggan clunking into the barn. He did not worry about all the squeezing he had to do inside the barn, and he willingly backed out.

We pulled three loads. The first was 7 bales and most of them got lodged in the door (that did not bother him, either). We loaded them correctly the next times for a 5 bale load and a 2 bale load.

I was so impressed with how helpful Blu was, even though he’d been taken from his breakfast. It was fun.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the fact that Blu is checking out confidently what you are doing! Looking good... :-)

    Petra Christensen
    Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
    Parelli Central


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