On June 22nd we undertook our next chapter: driving training. Chroi will be in training with Cori of CERT Horsemanship. Training began straight from day 1, with Chroi’s first “session” being loading her in the trailer. Watching Cori work with her was such a pleasure and a relief: a pleasure because she was completely calm,… Continue reading Next chapter: Off to Driving Training
Driving! I’d love to train Chroi to drive a two-wheeled cart. To that end, I’ve done a bit of really informal work with her ground driving. I’ve never driven, nor have I ever trained a driving horse, so I plan to do as much of the groundwork with her as I can and enlist professional… Continue reading Adventures in driving training
I have a hard time actually labeling myself a “trainer,” but at the same time I guess anytime you’re working with a horse you are, ostensibly, training it. I’m really excited because it seems to me that Chroi is progressing nicely, in spite of the fact that I’m not really a “trainer.” So what are… Continue reading Progressing with “Training”
I’m not riding much these days for two reasons: one, I have been spending as much time as possible working on music; two, I don’t have a saddle. That’s totally okay, though, because there’s no such thing as too much ground work! Actually, I’ve been thinking about ground driving Chroi for quite a while but… Continue reading Ground work
After our fail at cantering under saddle I felt I should rethink my approach. I really haven’t been sure what to do so I’ve simply taken things back to basics with groundwork and lungeing. Tonight was our second night simply lungeing. Chroi was doing well so I asked her to canter. There, many things became… Continue reading Ground perspective
Just a short montage of our days. I’m busily obsessed with preparing for a harp performance the first weekend in March. Chroi provides an island of sanity in the midst of my freaked-outness. I love this Unicorn. I’ve been free-longeing Chroi to help get her in better shape. Right now it only takes her… Continue reading Goings on
Giving horses a good bath is one of the most satisfying things ever! I’ve been looking forward to sprucing Chroi up, and I finally got it done. Big Girl was with me for this one, and one soaked horse and two soaked humans later we finally got the job done. Just getting Chroi wet enough was… Continue reading Diving into hair care, Part 2!