Morning spritzes gave way to afternoon clouds yesterday,
before eventually turning into late afternoon showers.
We need the rain badly.
It's been dusty-dry forever, it seems.
I took advantage of Amanda's presence yesterday afternoon,
and the small window of decent weather...
and gave Red his first long-reining lesson.
After brushing him and clipping his bridal path,
I put on his bridle and harnessing.
I think he enjoys all of the attention and doesn't seem to mind his harness or bridle at all.
I had tried long-reining before,
but Red seemed quite confused by my positioning myself behind him
and refused to move.
With Amanda to help coax him along, he soon got the hang of it,
and seemed to understand what I wanted from him.
We walked around the pasture fences practicing stopping and starting and turning.
A few minor adjustments needed to be made along the way.
He soon got very good at turning and stopping.
However, starting up again is something we will have to work a little more on.
I am super excited....
Red is going to be the perfect little carriage horse!
You might remember last week I mentioned that Lucille
(one of the new little red hens)
had started to visit Kenny each day at the barn.
Well, it seems that Lucille is visiting Kenny inside the barn now.
And leaving gifts in the wheelbarrow!
Both Kenny and I thank you, Lucille!