Jester - I had a good riding lesson with him Friday, except for his right side. He didn't want to flex to the HQ (Hind Quarter) in the saddle.
Tonight, he was tough again on the right side with HQ and FQ (front quarters). I found my emotional side getting involved while working with him. He tested me almost from the start. Of course, he knew his food was waiting in the barn. But...
I then asked for Guinness. He wouldn't come to me after seeing how Jester reacted. Beau on the other hand came at a fast walk and went between me and Guinness and wanted to be next. He did great, but I didn't have his full attention. HQ, FQ, then look into the barn.
Then, Guinness. He HQ'd. Then said, "ok?" I sent him again and he flat lined. What is "flat lined?" Flat lined (I just learned this) is when you send you horse out around you and they get to the end of the slack rope and "flat line" it. Not exactly a good thing.
FQ - do not have them with Guinness. This means - when I think I have the HQ, I really don't. Need to go back.
With the weather improving - hopefully school is now in FULL SESSION!!
Look out guys! :)