I know not many people have ever heard from me but I am really bored and just want to talk about how good both of my horses are coming along.
Twister has officially been weaned. She is taking it alot better than originally thought. The sad part is the fact that her mother, who has never thrown a fit over a weaned foal, is acting like her world has fallen apart. My uncle who owns the mare thinks it is because Twister was kept on her for so long. Who knows. I am really excited because Twister went through this thing where she did not want to be around humans after our mule ran her through a fence and now she is running to the fence when I go to feed her and she is getting better about letting me pet her. After a few more weeks we are going to halter her and begin to teach her to give to pressure, tie, pick up feet, etc.
On another note... My fiance and I recently started one of my uncle's beautiful fillies this weekend. I have worked with her before on all of the basics such as lead manners and lounging. Well Saturday, I lounged her for about 15-20 minutes to remind her of what to do since it has been about a month or so and she was perfect. My fiance began to work with like picking up her feet and opening her mouth when asked. After a while of that and just letting her lick at the bit, she took the bit and just let it sit in her mouth. It was so awesome. She is such a sweet horse and after we get her to where we can ride her, I am going to ride her for about a year and just work on neck reining, stops, back, and basic undersaddle behavior. Hopefully, when she gets ready, I am going to start working with her on roping. I really need a new roping horse since both of mine have developed arthritis. I am so excited because she is the perfect size and has the perfect disposition to be a great horse.