I then took this video of the "inquisitive boy" when bringing him into the aisle-way.
After this little side-track it was time for work. He was good for his hooves and actually picked his front with only the verbal ask – good boy! He loved the mud-brush. He’s a brushing whore. And he barely pawed at all. I’m telling you, all you hard handed yelling horse trainers – ignoring Arabians is the best form of punishment ;).
He was better with bitting today and only picked his front hoof up to try and protest the tightening of the cinch.
We worked in the small-indoor as the flooding was minimized to a small section which actually proved advantageous as it forced him to circle on the end he typically cuts short. He’s so good when it comes to the puddle too. Most horses stop and roll-back when “forced” into these situations. Rob slows down and cautiously moves forward. I really like this about him. He will be a great kids horse some day as he gets scared but never does anything stupid. He’s a good boy – less pulling things off his blanket rack. Oh and I almost forgot. When I was putting away his surcingle and bridle he pulled the bag of carrots into his stall and ate ALL of them. Arghhhh Robby!