The best things in life tend to come along when you are least expecting them...Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith, follow your heart, and do the crazy thing. This is the story of my first horse, a horse named Charlie.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Free lunging success!
A bit far away but he looked so handsome
Today I decided to just have some fun with Charlie. So I brought him into the indoor and let him loose while I proceeded to gather every random object I could find: barrels, tarps, a few mismatched poles, a giant ball....then I started free lunging.
At first I had to coax him over the tarp with a lunge line
Guess that wasn't so bad
Charlie was all discombobulated over this jump
He was excited but listening and I had him doing inside and outside turns, going over the tarp and even jumping a tiny jump! For my first time free lunging him it wasn't bad at all and we both had a ton of fun :) Props to anyone, though, who is able to direct a free-lunging horse and successfully videotape him at the same time....the video below was my third attempt and (still!) as soon as I pressed "record" on my phone I started to lose my solid cues and connection to Charlie and he immediately picked up on it and got choppy. I need a GoPro!