It's nice to have a horse that anyone can ride. Around here, Bobbi is the girl.
Recently, J1 sold his horse and took ownership of Cowboy, our 2 year old paint. Cowboy was to be J3's horse but he is comfortable with Bobbi.
As a former champion penning horse, Bobbi has the moves with an experienced rider. However, she prefers an easy slow pace. He rides her bareback with a halter & reins most of the time but sticks to the round pen and arena. Since switching horses, you will find him most mornings out there "working her".
This week they have been working on ground tying. That's when you "tie" your horse to the ground and they stay there. Here he is gathering up the lead rope and putting it in a pile. Then he tells her to stay.
They have gotten pretty good at ground tying.
If she happens to walk away, she gets backed up. Horses don't like to back up so it's a punishment.
He has actually come in the house before to get a snack with her ground tied. Of course, if she were standing on green grass, it might be a different story.
Yea, I think it's safe to say she's bombproof.
Now if he can get her to move as fast as he wants to go...