Monday, March 14, 2011

School Is In Session

I took a big bale over to the trainer's today, for the big bay horse. I wasn't really expecting for Levi to work him for me, but it just so happened I got there as he was finishing up another filly and after we unloaded the bale, he asked if I wanted to stick around while he worked 'Legs'.

I got a good laugh out of him calling the horse, Legs, cause that's my nickname for him and I never told Levi that. Of course, the name, Legs always reminds me of MiKael's Arabian Stallion. Not that there's any resemblance between MiKael's dainty and elegant, Legs and my long-tall drink of water-LOL.

Jet has never been round-penned before. I've lunged him a few times, but other than being halter-broke, tieable and somewhat able to trim his feet...he is 'raw' (not had much handling). He lurched around the round pen in a high-kneed trot to start with...


I will say one thing about the horse, he faces in a hurry when you say Whoa...
He was fine with Levi approaching him from the left, but not so much the right. He kept wanting to spin around so Levi was on his left again. But Levi is quiet and persistent...
He just kept making him leave and then Whoa, until Jet got tired of spinning around and let Levi walk up to him from the right side. Jet is not a particularly spooky or jumpy horse. He's mostly just unsure of what you want him to do. Once he finds out what that is, he's happy to oblige.

By the time Levi worked him enough that he had the edge off and had kind of figured out what Levi wanted, he was more than willing to give in and just relax...

Afterward he got a little 'soak' time. Not sure if he is wondering what the heck just happened or if he is looking for the trailer that is supposed to take him home...
I probably won't get to see Levi work Jet again for a while. That's all right. I have more than enough to keep my busy around home and I trust that Levi will take good care of my big boy and do right by him. Probably the next time we get to see him, he will be under saddle.

12 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

SOunds like Levi is a good guy to leave him with . And I Like your"Legs " horse

Paint Girl said...

That's something Chance does really well too, the second the word Whoa comes out of my mouth, that girl stops and faces. Gotta love it.
I also really like your "legs" horse!! He is mighty fine!!

cdncowgirl said...

I LOVE a leggy, "plain" bay!! He sure is looking good in that last pic.

Looking forward to more updates on how his training progresses.

Leah Fry said...

He's a handsome boy and I think he'll be even more so all tacked up.

GoLightly said...

(drooools..)

Levi ain't so bad neither;)

Mrs Mom said...

Go Levi! Cant wait to see him on "Legs" there. Fine looking critter there BECG ;)

xoxo

Kristen said...

he's beautiful, and looks tall! Nice to see the trainer working him with no halter or whip (at least that I can see) and just being gentle with him

ACountryCowgirl said...

Such a sweet guy!! I just love this horses personality, can't wait to see you on him:)

Rising Rainbow said...

I can see why "legs" would come to mind with Jet. He's got nice length to his and that's very cool. I love the first picture of Levi with his arm over the neck.. Gives a good view of his pretty face..........the horse, not Levi. It will be fun to see how he progresses.

Seems like they all start off sensitive to that one side. Some more than others, of course, but all still sensitive to some degree. I know they say we make them that way but I swear they come in like that. My new foals are much more sensitive of that side than the other.


My Legs didn't get his name from his length of leg, he actually got it from a POA, but lots of people think he did because of how much leg his has underneath him too.

Crystal said...

Wow hes a nice looking colt! Kinda nice to see them working with your horse, even though with me, i usually show up just as mine is finished, lol.

in2paints said...

Definitely looks like "Legs" is in good hands, and he is quite a handsome colt!

Shirley said...

Nice colt, I do love bays. Your trainer looks like a good hand.