Jewels: And The Manhole

The city needed our property for drainage. They placed a 10×10 system underneath the ground and left a manhole platform and cover above ground. It was done before we bought this place in 94. My horses have always steered clear of the area. As usual, I worked Jewels on a lunge line early this morning. We work over the obstacles and the teeter bridge, then move on to the jumps. It seems to slow her down and get her mind in good working order for the next step. I’ve been teaching her to lead off correctly with the foot, I’m asking her to lead with. She’s doing really well in that department. It’s a prelude, to teaching her lead changes under saddle.

This morning. I worked her near the manhole cover. She hated it. It’s scary. I don’t usually go that far back on the property, but for a change, I decided to cover more ground. After having seen she was a bit more than reluctant to go near the manhole. We worked more in the area. We got close, she drug me backwards a couple of times and finely settled in and looked at the obstacle in her path. She lowered her head, snorted a lot and jumped sideways a time or two. Jewels quickly settled down when I jumped up on the platform. She lowered her head again and moved towards me. I lunged her from the platform for a short time and then asked her to step onto it. She did it! I was so proud of her. Kindness and patience goes along way. Bravo, Jewels!IMG_2280

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One comment on “Jewels: And The Manhole
  1. liascott says:

    Bravo, indeed! Your kindness and patience have been rewarded with trust!

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