It has been a week since I was home and my mother said she only worked with Robby once. This coupled with the constant fireworks for the past week or so I thought would make Robby really tense. He was actually pretty darn good today.
He and dodo went out to the grass field for an hour or so and then it was time to work. Rob took the bit pretty well, picked up his feet ok for picking, and only lifted the right hind for fly spraying. This was all in the cross-ties and all pretty relaxed.
We worked in the arena today. He's a pretty smart horse. Instead of doing the "friendly" game in the pasture I did it between the barn and the paddock. Once inside we practiced the other "games."
I'm the one that needs work on my circling game as Rob thinks I'm trying to lunge him and he really like to get HOT. We practiced walking and around and in-between buckets, barrels and the fence.
I didn't think he had enough cardio so we free-worked him too. He wanted to be near Mirage (his girlfriend who doesn't care much about him) and wasn't heeding my requests to move away from the barn (with the carrot stick.) So, Lele (my mom) took control and Rob tried to bust past her and she wouldn't let him. He actually ran to the other end of the arena, tore around the end barrel and came back (sliding).
I am the owner of Khristopher Robin. Robby is a 3/4 arab 1/4 saddlebred Chestnut gelding, foaled August 2008.