Monday, January 31, 2011
Laddie is getting his head around all this serious business! Easy to gear up, but Jeremy is not too sure about how much trust there is between the two of them!!(His body language is more phlegmatic then my purebreds!) Took to the girthing, saddling etc, without a hitch, and then he's had two rides yesterday and today without any confontation. Laddie needed some persuasion to "go forward"; it was more than just the ennervating heat; he doesn't have the ""let's go" attitude of the purebred/1st-cross saddlebred!! Interesting!!
His paces might make up for it!! Powerful, light, balanced, 'off the ground'...and the power just "lifts him further off the ground" when he gets revved up!! Needs some energising though!
It will be interesting to see how he responds to the 'asks' of the trainer, over time.