Whiskey is having fun now! Typically the first three Parelli Games, if it leaves your horse wondering, well, the ones following, they start to have fun with! Whiskey is no exception! He was ready to see what I had for him!
I built on the first three games, and we were able to progress rather quickly, with appropriate licking and chewing. Soft and responsive on the Porcupine Game, really good at the Driving Game with the disengagement, a little slower on moving the front shoulder. Whiskey is rather a sneaky pete on the back-up, wants to move forward, even just a step, but with consistency, he softened and said “OK”. That was super!
I interspersed some stepping over poles, and played with backing up over the pole, taking one step at a time over a pole, watching where he was putting his feet!
Whiskey didn’t know what to make of the Parelli Yo-Yo game, I gave him a little help with some Porcupine and Driving game. He stayed in his space, and was soft, that was great!
The Parelli Circle Game took a little reminding to stay out on the circle, he gave the typical “quit” response when I wasn’t looking! He came in, disengaging, really giving that one some thought!
Whiskey’s having fun! We ended up with a little grooming and Ttouch, and guess what??? He engaged me with his right eye on his right side without my having to ask! I rewarded with a carrot!
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