Monday, April 3, 2017

March Recap/ April Goals

March Recap

Annie                             
  • Take 2-3 lessons with Karen (weather permitting). This didn't happen. After Second Winter and conflicting schedules, I just wasn't able to get any lessons planned.
  • Fool around with saddle fitting on the baby pewny. Tentative yes and no - still working on it.
  • Continue to work on loading in the straight haul. This will come out in a new blog post, but we had a major set-back recently which is unfortunate.
  • Pony Annie from Spud's cart or pony Spud from Annie. This was a success!

Spud                                
  • Start to properly leg him up - ponying from Annie if possible. I've started legging him up, but not off of Annie yet.
  • Haul him out to the outdoor 1-2x this month (weather permitting). Nope.

  • Work on left/right cues. Huge yes!! He's done so well with this.



April Goals


Annie                                               
  • Work on trailer loading - patience, consistency, and lots of treats!
  • Give her her first bath of the year - weather permitting.
  • If trailering stuff is going well, take a lesson or two and partake in Percentage Days at the end of the month.
  • Hack to the outdoor arena and work on lunging.
  • Continue to work on desensitization with fly spray, farrier handling, etc.
  • Purchase a shorter girth for both saddles.
  • Start her on Canpressco oil (when it arrives).
  • BE FAIR. Anything she does (aside from bucking, kicking, biting and rearing) is AMAZING. TELL HER SHE'S AMAZING.







Spud                                

  • Continue to leg him up; lunging, ponying from Annie (may not happen just yet).
  • First bath and possible clip (he hasn't started to shed yet. -_-)

6 comments:

  1. The weather is messing with everyone lately it seems! Hopefully April is kinder to all of us :)

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    1. Ugh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been having crap weather!

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  2. Nice goals!! Glad things are going relatively wel despite the weather

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  3. Your weather is rough. I'm impressed with how much you get done despite it.

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    1. Haha, it is a rainforest up here so you think I'd be used to it by now.

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