exvet wrote: He is very bold and loves to lead. He doesn't mind cars, bikes, dogs or ATVs.
This means he is already worth his weight in gold and toss in some diamonds too!
Dapple Field wrote:Happiness!! I've never seen a gate like your first picture. Why is it shaped like it is ?
exvet wrote:She stated that if I make a request and he doesn't answer with an immediate 'yes, ma'am' that I correct him swiftly and make a REAL impression. I have always asked once politely and then follow up with the whip or escalate the 'degree' of the request; but, Junior even though he would respond (in this case by moving forward) was doing so with his ears pinned and not in the 'yes ma'am' sort of way she feels is required (to avoid other resistances further on down the road). So I guess you could say I walloped him hard enough that it made a distinct impression. Once the impression was clearly made I stopped and continued as originally planned. Simple enough in theory; but, she was looking at the response in his face (so I had to ramp it up until she could see in his eye he realized I meant business) a vantage point I don't typically have. Of course the ears should be enough to tell me what he's thinking. She just redirected my focus on the response and improved my timing and 'weight' of aids if required.
exvet wrote:.... He's such a character because he's right at the cusp of stepping up to the plate and really signing the contract; but, then a grey horse (for some reason it's his favorite color) will walk by and he starts whinnying and nickering like a baby and everyone realizes he's still only 4...
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