One day, Mom and I went out to see her horse, Dusty. She had to fetch him out of the gelding pasture. It was nice to watch a horse take haltering so nicely. Maybe the Dustbuster needs to give My Boy a few pointers!?
I also got to meet the horse my aunt is leasing. A few weekends ago I told you that we went to look at an older gelding to purchase for my aunt, but that he didn't work out. She decided to lease the Arabian gelding, Albert, that she is taking lessons on at the barn.
I was very impressed at how well my aunt is doing with horses. She just started riding and taking lessons this past year and I can see that her confidence has grown!
Isn't he a handsome boy? He was so kind, too!
My mom and I did some Parelli groundwork with Dusty. At her old stable, most of the boarders did natural horsemanship and she practiced quite a bit of it with him. I also got to ride Dusty. He is soft and responsive in the snaffle bit and moving off of my legs. A little trouble getting him to take and let go of the bit when bridling, but nothing a little patient work can't solve. This horse hadn't been ridden in a bit for over three years, so he's basically green in the bridle.
Bye Dusty, thanks for the ride!
Rosie wasn't very happy to see me leave. She whines and cries and yelps when I arrive, then she looks mopey as I'm loading up my car.
I'll see you at Christmas, Rosebud!