Kyle’s colt, Hidalgo, was born July 2011. Polly is his dam, and a fine, dark Quarter horse stallion of one of Jay’s friends is his sire. He has been handled and petted since his Day 1.
Two and a half years later . . . he’s under the Natural Horsemanship training of Tucker and becoming a grand Western Pleasure horse and, maybe, a roper.
Kyle is asking questions and being trained in horsey psychology.
Today ‘Dalgo is going to experience something new and scary – bags of hay cubes flopping around his sides. When Tucker longes him he takes off bucking. She says not to try to make a horse stop bucking – just make it as uncomfortable as you can for him. Neat to see how she does that.
After his party is over, he stands champing and licking his lips – a horsey sign of understanding and acceptance.
He may look dejected – he’s not. Tucker is his chosen leader and a happy and safe place.
Just havin’ a little fun horsing around here and I can’t resist a photo opp when I have a camera in hand.