Last night he decided to take after poor Blue and he ran him all over the corral. Today, Blue is awfully sore. He is a pretty tender-footed horse anyway and getting terroized and ran over the rough corral ground did him in.
So this is how RD spent his day...
Yep, that's what bullies get... He didn't suffer to badly...some hay in the manger and a bucket of water.
But, this is something this horse needs a lot of and from now on, he is going to get it. Saddling him in the stall was a bit interesting. He does not like confined spaces, nor does he like being alone. To bad!
We had another little come-to-jesus meeting about those front feet, but he let me clean them out. I've come to realize with this horse, you constantly have to alternate between reassuring him and strict discipline. More and more, I realize that the majority of his "issues" are self-made. You can do something with him one time and he is fine. The next time and he blows. Well, he is going to get his chance to become a decent citizen...if he insists on being a complete bronc...I've got the number to a local stock contractor.
On a brighter note, Sandy got his broke-horse brain back. We worked on bending, stopping, backing and crossing over correctly in his turnarounds.
G got her huffy butt saddled and rode.
Electra and Watch got groomed, a leading lesson and their front feet trimmed.
Turk got slapped in his own little corral...Every single mare on the place is in heat and he is one of those geldings that didn't quite get the memo. He keeps everyone on the move trying to convince them he is "the" herd stallion. Take him away from the girls and he is fine. He's going to get added to the roster tomorrow. I'm very anxious to see if getting his teeth worked on fixed the hitch in his lope off.
Bunny got groomed and tomorrow I will start ponying her. She is literally too fat to ride at the moment. She is going to have to lose at least 5o or 70lbs before her wither shows up enough to hold a saddle. Geez-that mare is nothing but blubber.
I wore mom smooth out today...there were no more comments about what wasn't getting done-LOL
I'll have this whole herd on the roster before you know it. Then it will be time to start on the other herd...ohhhh fun!