Training continues….

We are continuing to work on breaking the classic shetland gelding to ride. This past week we introduced a rider in the saddle to him. Ummm, not too crazy about that idea at first! After some time he became accustomed to the rider and no catastrophes happened. But the gelding is confused about what is expected of him, naturally. So now it is just going to be repetition day after day for awhile. Need to contemplate a bit to decide the best way to go about teaching him to rein. He’s a smart pony and has a great personality so I want to make sure we do the training correctly. After all, he is going to be carrying around very important cargo!