Equestrian Life


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A whole lot of "Rothering" going on

Day 1

Day 1

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3 - Saddled!

Day 3

Day 3

Day 4 - First Tying

Day 4 - Tied at the trailer

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4 minutes, he is in!

Just back from our four day clinic with Steve Rother. I clinic with him whenever he is in town, so I loaded up Patriot and another one of my young horses, Tai, and off we went.

First, Patriot has been renamed. A poll was taken at the clinic and the vote was for Reno! I have to say, I like that name better.

Reno has come a LONG way. He loads in a trailer, ties, saddles, leads out in the open, comes when he is called in a large arena, sends over scary obstacles and has had his first bath! He was exposed to many new things, like tractors, blowers, ATV's, other horses, a new barn and stall, concrete isleways, and hoses.

Other than that he was fantastic student, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

1 comment:

Kathy M said...

Most excellent!! I for one am sorry to see the name change. I liked that I knew the trainers of Patriot and Freedom. : )

Looks like you had fun at the clinic. Angi is doing a one day obstacle day at Lifesavers this sat. It will be Freedoms first trip away from home, I hope he does as well as Reno did.