Saturday, 15 April 2017

Two Years Old Today

I celebrated my second birthday today with more bravery tests - apparently I excelled at the 'umbrella' test, but She is easily impressed since I was looking in the other direction at the time.

Anyway, She took a birthday mugshot of me to mark the occasion.

That's typical - She pressed the shutter just as I had my eyes shut.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Bravery Award

One day I was led out of my stable and towards the arena only to find that the arena had been filled with strange objects.  I was very surprised when She seemed to expect me to go into the arena, but She said it was a bravery test.  Not wanting to let myself down, I agreed to go in and inspect the objects.
For some reason I had to walk through a narrow space with bits of junk on both sides
Then I had to go round a sheep - no idea why

Then I had to walk into a space and back out again

I had to weave in and out of some very small cones

Then I was introduced to a bull obstacle because the course was called 'Working Equitation'

not sure if it was part of the course but I also had to pose in front of a rainbow

After going through all this I was given a Bravery Award!  Here I am modelling it.  Notice how Hanuman hasn't won an award and he isn't wearing a smart leather headcollar either.  She says that I am very special and should get used to winning awards.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

I do 'Training'!

Officially, I am now 2 years old, and She thinks I should be starting some Training.  Actually, Training turns out to be a complete doddle.  First I had to go into the arena and walk over some poles - piece of cake!

The next time I had to go into the arena and walk over a crackly piece of plastic aka tarpaulin.  I wasn't too sure about it at first and was wary of the crackling noise, but my concerns were quickly overcome by the promise of a peppermint.  The video below is in real time and shows that from the beginning to walking confidently over a tarpaulin was less than five minutes.

What neither of these videos show is that at the end of both sessions, I dug my toes in at the gate and refused to leave the arena.