It was a nice relaxing hour and a half trail ride and the boys were perfect, like normal! We even had people taking pictures of us from their houses as we rode by.
Today Mylo has been home for 6 months exactly! So blessed to have this boy in my life. Not only is it our 6 months of being together but it is also his half birthday, meaning he is now 2.5 years old!
|6 months late (today) :)|
He did give me quite a scare yesterday and I was instantly reminded how important it is to teach your horse the word whoa. It is one thing that I teach all my horses from the beginning and it is one thing that I do not slack on as far as allowing them to get away with it. When I say whoa I want and instant response and boy and I glad! Milo gets really excited when I put new shavings in his stall and rolls and rolls and rolls. Yesterday he go himself cast in his stall with his front legs sticking out his door to the paddock and his hind legs twisted and stuck inside. I heard him trying to roll back over (I was in another horses stall) and looked in to find him totally stuck. I told him whoa and from that moment on he didn't move a leg. He wasn't panicked but instead just laid there, not moving, while I climbed all over him to get a rope around him so I could help pull him over. Even when I was flipping him over he didn't thrash around or anything (although I would have liked a little help from him! haha). He immediately stood up, smiled at me, and frisked me for cookies. Thankfully I was there when it happened and I am even more thankful for his intelligence and trust in me. All is well today and he is no worse for the wear!
Merry Christmas to everyone and I hope you all have an amazing 2015 :)