Jigs Gets to Try COWS!

Yesterday I kept a promise to Jigs; he got to chase COWS.

Jigs LOVED it!

There was no fear of the adolescent critters they used for the beginner penning clinics. He walked right into them and once he figured out that I WANTED him to chase them, he was on it!

No Fear

We both had fun. We had a great instructors with Helen and Violet who had done this before and showed us what to do. (Thank you!)

Jigs and Violet Moving the Cows

This was the reason we took lessons this summer.

Both Jigs and I are a stronger. Our turns are more nimble. I am more centered when he moves out or to the side.

I’m more confident; he’s more confident in me.

We trust each other. (Do everyone else’s horses doze with them on their backs when standing still?)

After the clinic more than one person commented to me about Jig’s having shown some ‘cow sense.’

But as wonderful as it was for Jigs and me, Jigs’ barn mate Willow impressed all of us. She’s a 20 something Arab/Quarter cross who has been called ‘spooky’ by some.  She was a last minute addition to the day when one of our party canceled.

Alyssa was skeptical about coming.

She didn’t need to be.

Willow’s quarter horse blood surfaced in a big way!

Willow and Angel

Willow and her partner, Angel, got the cow thing right away. When they told the cows to move; they moved.

Angel and Will getting the cow with Jigs providing advice

Then again might just be a bossy mare thing…  after all, they have had lots of practice moving CJ around the field!

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