Trainer’s Tip Tuesday

A day late. This has been a challenging week. Let’s just talk about horses. We are at the time of year the mares are cycling like dragons. The first cycle of spring is a doozy. I have some sensitive mares in that have become permanently bonded to their neighbor as long as their neighbor doesn’t look at them wrong. Then it’s squealing, striking, kicking. The poor geldings are in love and traumatized all at the same time. There has been a lot of work on relaxation and patience this week. Slow has been the name of the game. Nothing new has been taught. Basics have been reaffirmed. This is training. It’s not all forward progress with every ride. They are still learning and growing. It takes the time it takes. These days can seem frustrating but remember to enjoy the ride and dragon season doesn’t last long.

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