1) The first thing for me, is to just get all of us settled in to a routine. I want to still be able to haul Roz up to NDF to ride, but I need to make sure Emi isn't going to panic when I take her bossy buddy away. After watching them over the last two days I think she is actually going to be okay with him leaving and coming back. We'll see.
I'd say we mostly did this one. Everything from turn out to feeding grain is more complicated with the two of them. Now we are definitely in a pretty good routine and everything with two horses as gotten easier. The biggest issue we are having is figuring out a better way to make riding happen.
2) I'd like to start teaching her to tie. That's one thing we haven't touched yet, but it's something I think we are ready for. It's very important to me to have a horse that ties! For those of you that have taught a horse to tie, how do you like to do it?
We did start tying this month and with the little bit that I've done, she's been great. She doesn't panic or get upset if she gets to the end of the rope, and is smart enough to step forward to release the pressure.
3) We need to continue to work on picking out her feet. She's pretty good about picking them up but not as great about keeping them up.
This is a major win! I can't believe how much it has improved over the last month. The last couple of nights I've been picking her feet while she eats her hay and it's been like picking out Roz's feet. Yah Emi! She's getting to be a big girl.
1) To continue last months goals, I need to figure out a better way to get Roz out riding, with out stressing Emi out. We are going to try letting her stay out in the paddock, closer to the sheep. I will give that a try when my dad has a chance to babysit her.
2) I'd like to practice trailer loading with her and take her on a field trip to NDF.
3) Continue to work on tying and get a tie ring put up in her stall.
|Not the best photo but it gives you an idea of how much she has grown!|