|My little mustang is getting bigger!|
Marley seemed pretty happy with his stall, but sometimes walking through the barn was a little spooky for him. Since we couldn't do any riding as it was snowing, I decided to bring Marley into the barn for some target training. I started asking him to target to objects all over the barn that he was afraid of. Pretty soon, exploring the barn became a game, and Marley will do just about anything for a carrot. Just like that, the barn was safe.
|Marley laying down on cue|
The next day, in typical Colorado fashion, it was warm, sunny, and all of the snow melted. I decided to take Marley out for a ride through the field. I rode him bareback, and he was great. It was still a little wet, so we did some trotting, but mostly we enjoyed the nice weather and a relaxing morning.
Today, Marley and I spent time together and went on a long walk. He was great on the road and didn't spook once. The best part was that when we finished up for the day, I didn't have to put him into a stall.
|"Mom, you're embarrassing me!"|