I wanted to work Lilly in the round pen and take a few pictures to show how much she has progressed and how responsive she is when we work without the halter. I can point my finger and she moves off in that direction, I can jog and she'll jog, I can skip and she'll canter, and when I jog again, she jogs. It's beautiful!
Once we got settled in the arena I did some warm up with her. I got a little bit of attitude, but it was really hot today so I promised her we wouldn't work too long. I hung my camera around my neck and asked her to jog... she jogged and I picked up my camera to take a picture and she shot off like a rocket!
|"Take a picture of THIS!"|
|"This makes for a better picture!"|
It was impossible to get anything done.
After putting the camera down and working her with 100% of my attention focused on her, we were able to accomplish some nice transitions and a relaxed jog... you know, the things I wanted to get pictures of. So I thought maybe I could sneak in a few more pictures now that I had her working nicely.
So I grabbed the camera and sent her back out. Every time I put the camera to my eye, Lilly did this:
|"If you ain't working, I ain't working!"|
Why can't she just mindlessly jog around the arena like a good girl? I guess it's not a bad thing that she's so in tune to my body language, but it sure makes it difficult to take any pictures.
|And she looks so sweet...|
By the way, Blogger is being a giant pain and I can't seem to comment on anyone else's posts. So Milo, if you end up seeing like 25 comments from me that say the exact same thing, I'm really sorry!
Oh, and even though Lilly is one of the cleanest horses on the planet, I entered her in Ashley's ShowSheen contest!