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Bella – February 2021

A lot of snow has fallen this year so not much going on apart from starting some Mini Challenge video’s (see menu on right)

 

Sun 21st Feb

The snow finally thawed out with some mild temperatures and a few days of constant rain. SO…..took S&B out for a graze/walk for about an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some nice ‘leading from behind’ with Stormy and ‘follow me nicely’ with Bella across the paddock bridge too πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu 25th Feb

Managed a nice short hack out today with Mark, Storm and Bella. Was our first hack of the year and it went really well πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 27th Feb

WOW…time to take horses back to their big Summer grazing πŸ˜‰ Mark did a great job riding Storm while leading Bella and I think the horses were happy to be home again πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 28th Feb

Went down to the horses midday today to set up some agility obstacles in the two large round pens. Sorted that then went and groomed Storm and Bella and then they decided to treat me to some fun play…all on their own initiative too πŸ™‚ HOW KOOLIO are these 2 πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great start to the year πŸ™‚

 

  • Shelley – HorseSavvy

 

 

 

Mini Challenges 1-11 (Online)

#1: Ground Tie

 

Β #2 – Bridle/Halter while sitting down

 

#3 – Picking up horses feet (get to where you can do all 4 from one side)

 

#4 – Familiarisation at Liberty with small horseman’s flag

 

#5 – Huggles

 

#6 – Saddle with Savvy

 

#7 – Touch it with the nose

 

#8 – Backup through narrow gap

 

#9 – Sidepass over an obstacle

 

#10 – Change sides

 

#11 – Put foot on something

 

Training Tip – Familiarisation with a small flag

Bella was quite reactive/scared of the small flag last year when I first introduced her to it. Since then we’ve been working more on our connection and friendship and today was a good opportunity to try the flag out again SO, here is the video of it.

 

  • Shelley – HorseSavvy