Sunday, December 17, 2006

1 - 2 - 3 - go

1. Accustom horse to all parts of the harness and let him know what the gig looks and feels like.

2. Attach gig to horse and walk off calmly.

3. All still calm after 20 minutes of walking and turning. End session with a polo mint.

This is Smokey's first ever hitch up to a cart. Not just as easy as 1,2,3 - his owner Rosemary has been long-reining and working with him to get him used to harness and pulling tyres. I think she's done a brilliant job.
Well done Rosemary and Smokey! Whoopee!!


rosemary said...

We couldn't or wouldn't have done it without your help, advice and encouragement.

Can't wait to take him to Tesco!!

clairesgarden said...

advice yes, but you must admit you did all the work and did a very good job. indeed I was just dollying about with the camera taking pictures!

Imma (a.k.a. ... Alice) said...

Okay... now I'm a little GREENER! lol.

clairesgarden said...

Alice, isn't he a fab horse? how good is he being!! would love to see some photographs of your western tack, I'm green about that!

bonnie said...

Oh, that's so cool. There's a riding stable near my new club where people can hire a horse and go for a nice canter on the beach - everytime I see 'em I get a little itchier to get on a horse (haven't ridden since visiting my aunt & uncle in Texas in Fall '05, they had their retirement house built so that they can look out the window over the kitchen sink & watch the horses graze while they do the dishes!).

clairesgarden said...

Bonnie, well I might get rid of my dishwasher if I had a view like that!