Saturday, February 19, 2011

Iceman Update 2/18/11

Iceman is doing awesome. Eric and Sharil spent alot of time with him on Friday and it couldn't have gone any better. He stands perfectly still while tacking (and untacking) and both of them took turns being led around the round pen. Iceman is taking their weight on his back just fine and learning to trust people being up there and out of sight.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

In the saddle 2/12/11

Iceman made some amazing progress today. The weather was perfect, actually in the 70's and barely a breeze. Eric worked with Iceman in the round pen just after breakfast and got him all tacked up and ready to go. Iceman stands perfectly still while being tacked and doesn't even have to be tied. Eric worked some more with him under saddle for a bit, and then Dave came in to assist. With Dave holding a lead line, Eric sat in the saddle on Iceman and they made their way around the pen. Iceman was calm and collected, and never gave any fuss. He is doing so well, and before too long, we hope to blog about some solo riding. We were all so proud of Iceman today. :)