#TBT (September 2016)
- Dun dun DUNNN... ~ The Tarp! ~ -
This session took place a week after the pallet session.
I usually confirm the previous session before beginning a new one. So here, we're starting with walking on the pallets. Only this time I'm on the side.
The tarp was actually just a piece of cake for BlackPearl. And believe me or not. It was his first time walking over. (I have tried before but he kept bolting away). So it's never a bad thing tu postpone some stuff, so long as you focus on your objectives.
I always start with leading my horse through the tough parts. But ultimately I always end up walking WITH him - not leading, not pushing. That's how you get yourself a partner.
I also like stopping him and backing him when he's ready. Just to build up his confidence to add something new to him.
Hope you enjoy this little video.
Credit (music): Matti Paalanen
It’s this time of the week again! The #TBT !
BUT WAIT!!!! It’s a magic #CaptionThis#Throwback combo of thousand wonders! A combo where you folks let your wild imagination lash out into a perfect caption and let it scripted forever in my comment section 🤩
PS this is a throwback to when he pooped while picking his hooves (which he still does 😩)
PS2 I shall post the previous favorite meme on my Facebook page along the winner of this one (the one with the most likes)
He did end up walking over that blue thing
This time I figured I would jump on this challenge and use a different approach than what I used to do.
I will make a recap in my next short story, as most of you didn’t see the previous videos from months ago
Early mornings are cruel, but boy! You have to love the upside.
I had to go out to the barn early today for an appointment with the chiropractor for Quincy and BP.
The result is outstandingly amazing. The way they walked afterwards was so smooth and relaxed!
If you can offer this twice a year to your horses I would recommend that you do.
Happy hump day, folks!
How do you react to a horse being a horse?
As Horsepeople we spend our time teaching our beloved horses to use the thinking side of their brain rather than react.
I’m just wondering: is it fair that we react then?
In all honesty: What would your (re)action be if you were in this video? You just have one second to think. GO!
I will upload the full videos and a short story during this weekend. Stay tuned for them!
He did not cross! 😂
But he sure checked that blue thing on the ground.
I am not one to rush my horse. I would rather we take our time and both try to figure out how to solve a problem.
What would you guys do to make it a success?
(Do you think we succeeded that day?)
Using body language and energy
So I was inspired by @motherofstallions ‘s post for this caption. More specifically, more than responding to our body language, horses are rather sensible to our energy.
Well sorry Eva, I have to prove you wrong.
I left for a long journey and became a Jedi master. I am using the force!
(I also took Time Transcending 101 so you wouldn’t notice my absence)
Then there was this weird old little green man who kept making appearances and speaking weirdly. So annoying. So I left... I missed the glowing stick fight classes! 😩😩😩
October the second be with you
@grand_jal, almost jedi master
- How I stretch my horses -
(Before attempting anything. Please seek for professional help and do NOT hurt your horse or yourself)
@papucchini and @melissa_cowgirl asked for a video of how I stretch my horses, so here it is 😉
These are my basics. I find it very important to stretch them on a regular basis. I can assess their general body condition and spot soreness.
Side note: do not ever force anything, always let your horse reach. If they pull back, ALWAYS let go.
Legs: stretch in direction to the ground and in the axes.
Frequency: every time I see them
Duration: 10 sec per leg before exercising. 20-30 sec per leg after exercising.
Feel free to pitch in, folks. All suggestions are welcome.
I am not perfect. Just remember to keep it civil.
It’s slowmo Tuesday, folks! But somehow it’s happening on 80’s Tuesday too!
Slowmo and 80’s just mashed up and made a perfect unprecedented #SlowmEighties combo of awesomeness 😱 which only happens once every who knows when!
This is how I want this week to go by, folks!
Will you guys take a look at this lead departure? 🤩
So I thought I would work on this track instead of the arena for a change. I really want BP to get comfortable with his canter on both leads.
I think I am going to shorten my stirrups up a notch...
Plus the footing in the arena is too hard on his tendons. But I will make a post later regarding this subject.
I hope you guys are starting this week in the most awesome way possible!
How do you guys preserve your horses good conditions? Any useful tips you’d like to share?
This BlackPearl and I ponying Quincy, folks!
Remember how we mentioned it a few posts ago?
You can see it’s not perfect as the three of us are still trying to figure out how to pony properly, but these two are behaving in such a great manner, which made me so proud of them.
Do you guys have any suggestion as to how I should improve this?
Little throwback to my proud fails, folks!
I am proud of my fails, and they are numerous!
This is part of any equestrian’s life, and I am sure you will all agree!
Funny thing though, I never got enough of any of it.
Are you guys the same or what?
Oh and this song... Because 90’s! I am sure it was also in Dawson’s Creek’s pilot 😅. Gosh I never understood how they would make us think he was 16...
So that went well! 😅
Quincy met BlackPearl again for the first time since February this year.
Andddd... well, Quincy was being her usual self 😂😂
And BlackPearl well... acted like he was still a stud BUT kept his cool anyway. He was like, ‘dude whatever...’
As far as I can remember, these two always liked each other.
You can check out few posts from my account featuring the two of them.
Folks, I hope your weekend was eventful and full of adventures.
Come on! Share it with us in the comment section!!
The whole kicking, squealing and tail swishing on that day
Folks, as you can imagine there was a bit of a turf war going on that day.
So, thank you all for voting to see sassy Quincy assert her position 😂.
I hope you guys enjoy observing body language as much as I do.
Plus! Did you notice how they all stopped for a couple of seconds when a horse slipped and fell?
Btw, the amount of views and likes on the previous video was cray... Zayyyy! I am not trying to top that but wow, thank you all so much! 🙏
I am going to make Quincy and BlackPearl meet again, how do you think this’ll go?
Sorrel is the new bay, yo!
This is a short footage of the I 4th short story on my IGTV channel, you guys go and watch how Quincy is doing now that she has moved.
It was so frustrating to see how she had to stand her ground on her own without me interfering.
I guess horses just have to be horses...
But let me tell you what, Quincy is a real bad ass, and you don’t want to mess with her or she’ll let you know.
How do you guys react when you see your horse fight?
Cinching my horse
I usually cinch my horse in 3 steps (sometimes more)
- Step1 cinching: I just leave it a bit snug, just enough that I am able to run a finger through between the cinch and the belly. Then we go for a walk so that the saddle falls into the right spot.
- Step 2: the saddle is in place, I will tighten up a tad more, then do a bit of groundwork or maybe walk again.
- Step3: I tighten up a bit more, maybe a notch, to how it was supposed to be cinched (I never pull hard till it’s completely tight)
Folks, this is my way to not induce a fight or discomfort to my horse. You know how I need all this stuff to be a positive experience to them.
I only use leather latigos and mohair or alpaca cinches, I like the give they provide. What material do you guys use?
Hey folks! We had a bit of drone fun today
I am so glad this little fella got used to that noisy annoying flying bug! We literally walked right under it east peasy!
You guys stick around for a 2K late giveaway. One thing is sure, we’re gonna laugh a lot!
You guys have any idea what the contest might be?
One day I will ride BP with one hand.
But it sure won’t come that easy. You know how I am trying to ride my horse without putting on a fight.
I ride with both my hands wide open. But then I al trying to narrow them until my knuckles touch. Then I know it is tile to ride with one hand.
I so want my cues and signals to be subtle, and this is the way I found to get there. Most of all this is a way BlackPearl seems to agree with.
Do you guys have similar approaches when riding/training?
I hope you folks enjoy this video
You know what day it is, folks!
It’s butt Friday, wutttttttttttt?
I just wanted to let you enjoy this satisfying slow mo butt brush off!
Can anyone top that and make it a #buttbrushoffchallenge ?
Brush’em off good!
PS: it has to be horse butt! (Other critters are welcome to participate)
Hey folks!! There it is, BlackPearl trotting over a pole!
This is something new to me but I really wanna crank it up a notch.
Well I hope you guys are tackling this new week like champions! (I know I al not haaaa!)
More of this bareback session in a short story to come. You guys stick around, pleaseee!
Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this little video and this little bit of blue grass! 🎶 -
My horses made me do it! Sorry 🤭
Not sorry! 😝
- 🍑🍑 -
It had to be done someday!
Credit: Sir Mix a lot - baby got back (Like that wasn’t obvious 😂)
Ps: this post is not meant to offend anyone, and apologize if it did
I was able to upload BlackPearl’s first short story
I would like to thank all of you who showed up to this impromptu lives I made earlier, you cannot imagine what it meant to me.
And I am so sorry if I missed some questions. I will answer them in dm.
Anyway thanks again for the love. I love you back, folks!
I am thinking Abour putting all these short stories in my IGTV channel, what do you guys think: yay or nay?
They will finally be more than a single minute format. 👍
@grand_jal @sfgiants @sfgiantsfanz
Credit Epidemic Sound - Energetic Infuser 2
Trick training 2.0 folks!!
Quincy now can take off her reins then put them back on on her own!
Want to know how your horse can do it?
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Folks! Here’s our second short story! #BPnJaLShortStory —
sorry I took so long to release another one, and I kinda ditched the one I wanted to do before this one...
Boy... one minute is way too short to tell anything, but I hope you guys enjoy this.
Credits: Darius Rucker - Wagon wheel
Are you guys rocking this new week or what?
Remember that post when I explained how I don’t forbid a horse to look away when it needs too?
So this is what I like to do when the horse disconnects and focuses on something important to him. I will get there with him and see what the fuss is about. Then just go back to whatever we were doing.
This is how I help them get rid of their inner tension.
I do keep a balance contained in a frame though: freedom, mutual respect and trust. —
Gosh this horse is so soft!
Funny thing: I didn’t even plan on doing anything involving work today, and I really like what happened!
Are you guys afraid of these moments when you feel that everything is hanging on by a thread? (I look for these moments, yet I fear them)
Harmony is the hardest thing I will ever achieve with my horses
There are just so many around horse care that don’t necessarily involve “working” on trust, bond and ultimately harmonizing.
Yes, these things take time and can’t be rushed as I have been reminded recently (thanks to @unbridledgoddess)
So... I won’t be riding for a little while, folks.
BlackPearl has the beginning of a sore tendon which means he gets to have massages and clay care.
I hope you will enjoy this short edit. I introduced a drone to BP for the first time.
Day-1 of bosal hackamore training was today, and it went great!
I thought I would do a small tutorial but the subject is so vast that I can’t contain it in a 1-minute short video.
I think I am going to make a bosal hackamore how-to video on YouTube, what do you think?
Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this video.
I like how BlackPearl is getting softer each time. It really helps being light.
ALSO!! Ask me questions here about the bosal, I will try and answer them in the YouTube video!
Short tutorial video
Folks, I promised @urbanstacey I would post a video on how I use a dressage stick with BlackPearl.
I use it mainly so that I can be light with my hands and my legs, And that I don’t need to pull on my horse’s nose or engage in a fight with him.
The reason why I need him to get the idea is that I plan to re-use the bosal again, I can never use force with a Bosal hackamore.
I like to think of the reins and legs as a suggestion. The stick will be rhythmic and light pressure: and this is why I really like the dressage stick!
As always good timing is key, I should really train more on my timing.
I hope this helps!
I wasn’t proud of myself 2 days ago, folk!
I pushed BlackPearl beyond what he could take: I introduced a canter while lungeing, which was an exhausting first for him. And before I realized it, he shut himself off.
When it happened, I just stood there, not believing what I had just done.
What I felt next is the guilt we ALL feel when we think we have failed our horse.
Eva (@motherofstallions, thank you so much mate!) helped me understand and helped me figure out what to do: exactly what you see in the video. Our session only took 3 minutes. The canter is not perfect, let alone my body position, but I don’t really care.
And he sure got a nice shower 🐴🚿 😉😉 and rolled🤦♂️...
If there’s one thing we can trust about our horses with, it’s their incredible forgivingness they will always give us the opportunity to be better each time.
What/when was the last experience with your horses that made you feel guilt?
[Turn sound on for feel good sound]
Folks, there is one thing I don’t want to do with my horses: fight.
We will all lose at this game.
I want to be light and subtle and I sure don’t want to pull hard on the reins, kick, get upset... well you get it.
I want my horse to feel my idea as I his.
We worked on body language from the ground and now is time to work on body language from the saddle.
You can see me try to have a hindquarters yielding at a walk.
At a trot, we’re just trying to turn lightly with no coercition.
BlackPearl being the introvert kind makes it harder for me to know if he gets it. So I kinda have to repeat 2 or 3 times the same exercise.
What about your horses folks, are they more introverts or extroverts?
Showing my big boy he could trust his feet today.
Folks, I need BlackPearl to be sure footed, and to do so I need him to trust in himself before even trusting in me.
You all know how I like to challenge him to step out of his comfort zone. But if he feels like he’s about to fail I won’t push him harder than he can bear.
So today I let him figure out how to climb up this hillock and step (he jumped...) down so he could join me.
BlackPearl left me with a new tool to his belt today, and he did it ON-HIS-OWN
Teaching BlackPearl to stop, folks!
Sont here’s a thing I noticed this guy loves doing: going forward and it appears that he also loves walking over a pole that is on the ground, go figure...
I really need my horse to stop if suggested to, the last thing I want is to fight him to the stop by pulling hard on the reins or any coercitive method, for that matter.
So we worked on my body language, exaggerated body language for my part, transitioning to more subtle body language.
Now what I experimented: positive reinforcement BUT it didn’t involve treats! 🤔
(... I can hear you! “what the heck is he talking about!!” 😅. Of course I can give treats too! Just not this time.)
I just let him do what he really wanted to do instead of giving treats. He really wanted to go forward, so we did! And he really had fun walking over a pole, so... we did!!
Of course he got a lot of praise (I am not really verbal with my horses, so I praised my way). I actually got this idea by listening to @littlepistolannie’s podcast and watching @unbridledgoddess. And it stayed in my mind for a while.
It all went so smooth that he stopped on a light suggestion from me ✌️😁🎉🎉🎉 See for yourself!
Oh! PS: I taught him to backup so he could learn how to stop.
I seriously love how light this guy is becoming, folks!
But more on that later.
BlackPearl is settling in one day at a time. ✌️
I didn’t think I would post anything today but I really wanted to share this with you.
I hope you guys are doing great!
Folks, it’s been a while since I haven’t posted any slow mo or a 80’s rock band theme.
What better than a 80’s theme slowmo super combo of legendary awesomeness!
Edit: Oh and it’s a horse shampoo commercial too! (@theemotionalpony 😜)
Sorry guys: I did visit that new place today but totally forgot to shoot anything for the story 😓 (#TypicalJal 😅). Good news is!! We’re moving BlackPearl and his brother on Saturday (Wutttttttttttt?!?!?!)
I hope I don’t forget to get it on camera
My first sitting trot bareback!!
@instride_equestrian gave me the pointers on how to ride the sitting trot. Helpful pointers since I can’t cinch the saddle with all the stuff stuck under his belly. —
I was a bit tense in the beginning but you can see my hands relax a bit in the end. I guess I just had to trust BlackPearl through this. He made it really comfortable!
I hope you all are spending a great weekend whatever you may be doing, road tripping, looking for your horses, playing with your horses, riding, enjoying family and/or friends, napping...
[Sound on!!! 😉😉]
Well, folks last week end I couldn’t record our entire session. So I finished it this afternoon. —
I really felt like putting on some Celtic sound and shoutout to you all Lassies and Laddies aye?? (I just tried to sound somewhat Scottish 😅)!! I wouldn’t know how Irish and Welsh would speak (sorry!). BUT KNOW THAT! Someday I will visit your beautiful places. YES I WILL!
What about you! Where are you from, and where would you dream to go?
Folks, here’s a 1-minute video (from a 3-minute video That takes forever to upload on YouTube!!! 😩😩😩). —
If you remember, a few posts ago I mentioned treats.
I usually almost never use treats, and there’s a reason to that: I don’t know how to use them properly.
But this time I wanted to try something: giving a purpose.
I wanted to get from a point A to a point B by leading Black Pearl to something nice 🤤, hoping the directions I suggested would find Pearl’s motivation.
But I don’t know what to think about it. What do YOU folks think of it?
(This is a safe place for opinions)
The result turned out be amazing (at least to me) and you will be able to watch in on our YouTube channel. The full video will be uploaded in a few hours (gah!!! 😤😤), please bear with me.
Folks, it only take one person to ask anything of a horse. —
The first time I saw how Black Pearl was handled for a trim I thought to myself, how could he ever trust me picking up his foot when all he is taught is to be cornered and gripped by two humans? (Not criticizing, I know these good people, and I know they meant well)
But here’s the thing. Nothing is irreversible, give them time and love, they will give you trust.
It only takes one person to ask anything of a horse. —
Credit: last picture from @anhvu_5821
I had a great time with this little fella today. Can’t wait to saddle him up in few weeks!
I seriously love watching how these ears move in every direction so quickly!
How often do you pay attention to your horse’s ear when riding, or even when not?
I was going through my old Instagram posts (because of @papucchini!! She made wanna dig the past!!). Then I realized something:
I hope you all remember how BlackPearl learned to jump or walk over obstacles.
Me, I didn’t remember I started to make hime walk over things as barrels or road blocks two years before.
Well, there’s nothing magic folks, just the time it took to build up his confidence. And now it’s there!
How did 2 years go by so fast!!
We’re taking more time outside the arena.
It’s time for us to find playgrounds different than the confort zone that the arena represents to BlackPearl and I. After all he knows many things now.
This place where I am lunging BlackPearl is a slight slope and very adjacent to the arena but it is a real change of scenery for him. My horse being his usual self freaked out a bit.
Yeah that’s him, and we’re getting less and less of these freaking outs!
QOTD: Do you folks like to challenge your horses and yourselves sometimes? What do you guys do for these challenges?
(Sound on 🎧)
We walked on ice folks!
I was grooming BlackPearl when the barn owner told me to watch out for patches of ice on the road and that my horse might slip and fall. So I was extra cautious but then I realized what a great opportunity this was for us to play with it instead of fearing it. I started running cautiously with Black Pearl and ask for a stop. He slipped but didn’t fall (I didn’t run too fast, not crazy enough). And a second time, then a third. That’s when I thought I should film it. By the time I set the cam this little dude had already figured out how to cautiously step on this weird slippery ground. What you see is him optimizing his steps. I figured I should add a bit more challenge. He did great. (You also can see how he crowds me when in doubt, I usually don’t let him, but this time he needed me there)
You see, folks, I always talk about how we should be so that our horses trust us. But this trust has to go both ways. I could have taken a short safe detour there, but I could also have trusted my horse to figure out how to walk over this new kind of ground.
Well I chose to trust my horse’s judgment and ability to learn and use his proprioception. After all, this might come in handy later on trails.
We both learned a lot. ⚠️Quick word on safety. This remains dangerous. Always be sure to be safe. This was only a patch of ice. My horse had access to normal ground next to this. My horse and I know each other’s reactions. If you’re not sure how to handle this, please DO NOT walk your horse on ice.
Folks, despite or little Sunday mishap was a fun day. In the previous post I told you how I forgot to work on the connection with BlackPearl. Poor guy freaked out but this is how I got it back before I left him.
I really need my horse to be focused on me, but I also need it to be done in a playful way.
I usually start with it but this time I ended with it (since I forgot...). No one made any rule about that anyway... haha!!!
Credit: The Cranberries
Wrapping up 2017, folks!
This year has been quite eventful for us. I went through some personal crap and so did my horses. But! we’re still here!
Better yet, we pushed through. For this I have to thank you all for being there, for giving me 1K, for all your likes and kind comments and greater support than I could ever ask for (on or off Instagram). Let’s jump in 2018 with something new. I’ll let you guess what 😁
Happy new year to you all my fellow instagrammers!
(this is not the edit I I was talking about in my previous post). Folks, most of you have seen BlackPearl walking over the tarp. But what you don't know is that it actually took 3 months from the first time he sniffed the tarp to when he walked over it!! First 2 footages were in mid June, last 2 were in mid September. And nothing tarp-related happened in-between.
When it comes to obstacles I like to think that we're kind of planting a seed and then letting it grow slowly.
Building up confidence during the 3 months was kinda like watering that seed: This would be the easy walk over the palets.
I couldn't believe myself how easily he walked over the tarp right after the palets.
So folks, don't be afraid to take the time it takes to build up their confidence, because good things take time! Everything just becomes a piece of cake once you took that time.
After all beautiful trees don't grow over night, do they?
Still working on that video, btw 😁
As a feather: is how light I'd like to be with my horse when it comes to picking up a rein, pushing with my leg, what have you.
Folks, the worst thing is when you come to fight your horse into whatever you need to do.
I believe working on lightness is crucial (both human and horse). The lighter you become, the more subtle the cues and the quicker you get to harmony with your horse.
I often check if I can pick up a rein and see my horse give his nose, have him backup just by lifting up the fiador... just as a routine before leaving my horse.
Do you guys do anything special before leaving your horse?
Also I would like to thank you all for the support and comments you gave regarding my previous post. I am truly grateful to follow and be followed by you all who share this admirable respect and love for animals, and selflessness when it comes to their welfare. You're all amazing people and I am proud to be somewhat among you folks!
I tried liberty.
Folks! Losing patience is so easy sometimes. The hardest though... well the hardest is to find the proper reaction even though you're buried under a pile of frustrating stuff.
Connection with horses come and go. But just because it b gets lost for a bit doesn't mean it won't come back.
Horses react too! And each one in their own way. The connection gets lost when we don't try and understand why their reaction is different than what we'd expect.
Well, I tried liberty.
Find out how we did on our YouTube channel. Search BPNJAL and you'll find us 😉
Folks, something pretty amazing happened last week end. Well, amazing to me.
I thought I would lunge Black Pearl a bit and then ride him after that, but it was getting late and dark. SonI gave up on riding. Instead I tried and made him walk, trot, walk in smaller and smaller circles... aaaaand he freaked out a bit. So this time I tried something different: I made him pay attention to me by exaggerating my motions. Each time I wanted him to trot, I tried to look as lively as Ii could. And then when I would shut down like a robot that's getting low on battery to make him slow down or stop.
This was all so new to us that we really enjoyed everything. Plus we had to pay extra attention to each other as it was getting darker.
I think we set a pretty good foundation for LIBERTY!!!!! And it felt so good! There was hardly any tension on the rope and I kept smiling out of amazement 😃
Unfortunately it was so dark and I couldn't record anything. Hopefully this coming week end I can do something about it.
Music: Shane Barnhill - pain
Folks, did you ever notice how horses need to check out every little thing?
Well they are curious by nature, and I think it is a self preservation process.
You see, in their world everything new is potentially life threatening.
They need to smell us, our new stick, chinks, rope, halter, gear box, you name it. The moment they start playing with any of these is the moment they feel safe.
If it annoys you, think of it as a big step for them and feel happy for them. Of course any dangers gear shouldn't be around.
Point is: let them be curious, foster their need for curiosity, it encourages them to think.
BlackPearl used to be scared as hell of my phone, now he just needs to smell it every time!!
Episode 2 is already being shot. (See the footage)
Thanks to all of you who took the time to watch episode 1, like and subscribe to the BPnJaL YouTube channel. You guys are just the best! I can't tell enough how thankful I am.
Don't forget to come up with some challenges you'd like us to take and show on the next episodes! This will be so fun!! Thank you again 🙏
Episode 1 is up! See you on the BPnJaL YouTube channel😃
Please like comment and share.
This is a big project for BlackPearl and I (maybe the biggest yet). This project is also intended to be interactive so that all of you my friends can jump in. At least that's how I imagined it from the beginning.
Ask anything you want and it'll most likely appear in the coming episodes.
I hope somehow you'll make this boy braver too!
So here goes nothing folks! Let's see where we can go with it! Saddle up!
Sorry I have been so inactive lately but I had good reasons:
- a job that's taken me away for a good month
- AND The very first episode of my YouTube show!!! EXCITING!!!!! 😱😱😱 Please check the link in my bio. Or search "Black Pearl and Jal" directly in YouTube.
In case you wondered if there were any following to "the fail or pass" video, well guess what? It's in the first episode!!! (I think'I tagged all of you who commented. All with valid points!!) Please come on there, subscribe, like, share, comment. Please please please! 😁
We got there folks!
We got to the point where the amount of pressure I put is getting much lower, in a bigger distance.
The way I see it is: BlackPearl is able to think and act rather than see and react.
My goal is to picture a result and BlackPearl finds his way accordingly. This would be no telepathy, just my body position slightly changing.
Well I certainly wish we get there.
Here it is folks!
In the previous post I asked if you could tell if he was backing up. This is the video; and yes, he did back up!!
This is a little game called yo-yo that I borrowed from Parelli method. I noticed that it helps BlackPearl focus on me when he is disturbed by external elements.
I don't really need a clean back up for these cases. I just need him to take a few step backs upon suggestions and few step forward.
Soooo... he CAN roll back! Gotta dig deeper into this!
Another slow mo folks! Gotta come up with another hashtag... #BPnJaLslomo y'all!!
There's so many things I want to do now I don't know where to start with. I need to come up with a program (keeping in mind that this year is liberty year). He yields his hind and front ends nicely, walks and jump over stuff nicely too.
Well, does it mean that we should do this stuff under saddle?
WE SHOULD TOTALLY DO ALL THIS STUFF UNDER SADDLE!!! #BPnJaL#BlackPearlHorse#painthorse#tobiano#horse#slowmotion#horsevideo#naturalhorsemanship#BPnJaLVideo