In our lesson on Friday we introduced the bit. She was a little distracted when I was lunging her as she was busy chomping on the bit. After about 10 minutes she stopped chomping and started to carry it around like a broke horse. Today I took her for a "trail walk" in which she wore her bit and saddle. She was super good about the bit today and only mouthed it a few times before being quiet with her mouth. We went on a lovely 4 mile walk...I can't wait until we can go on a 4 mile ride!
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Bit by Bit
Excuse the pun...but each week we've been adding to the work we are doing with Emi. Thursday night I lunged Emi with a surcingle. She's worn one a couple of times before but never doing more than just walking around. I sent her out on the circle and once I asked her to trot she leapt into the canter bucking/kicking her way around the circle. She was kicking her belly with both hind legs in an attempt to get it off. I stopped her after one circle and opted to tighten the surcingle a hole (thinking it might be tickling her). Once I did that and sent her back out she was completed fine.