Life has been feeling pretty good lately and I'm just enjoying it without over-thinking.
I know, I know, I am surprised too.
I am finding that I am well-rested and unstressed. I attribute it to being retired and not having all these competing demands for my energy. I am seeing this have a positive impact on my interactions with Carmen and Quaid. Clearly this is to be expected, energy being such a big part of horsemanship, but it is still interesting.
|green grass and sunshine|
Quaid is becoming more like his 'old' self. I attribute it to spending quality time that is not aversive to him. I find that he's quite fidgety in the cross ties but it's improving. Our sessions are good and he is coming along. I find that he's quite tuned to my body language and that's helping me to see when I am not being clear. The other day I took off his halter and we played with some liberty work. Although work is a stretch. It's more about seeing if he chooses to stay with me and follow my lead.
|oh hai, do you have cookies?|
We bought a new drag for the ring. I wore out the old one and it was quite worn. I love the new one and was surprised and how much better it did.
|I love all the lines.|
|I clearly need supervision|
|guys, I'm just taking a break. Cut me some slack|
|see that brown dot way down in the field? that's Quaid not caring we left.|