Why Yes, I did ride Tig today
|January 17, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Seems like I always get to the end of the day and never find the energy to write the posts that have been writing themselves in my head all day. So instead of rambling analysis, today is another quick update.
Ride #2 on Tig was today!
Walk/trot today in the arena.
This is what I’ve figured out about Tig. Tig really wants a job. She wants to know what the expectations of the job are. And then she wants to be allowed to do that job brilliantly.
Some horses are people pleasers. This is not Tig. Her world does not revolve around pleasing me.
Others just want to be left alone. This isn’t Tig either – she’s eager to come out and play.
Others have their own agenda. I don’t necessarily feel like Tig has her own agenda. She’s perfectly willing to learn my agenda, as long as it is clearly and fairly explained
It’s so much fun to figure out what motivates and animal. Almost as much fun as figuring out how to use that motivation to achieve things together.
I have a three day weekend coming up and I SO look forward to sharing with you some of the Tig stories so far – because if you know me than you know that there is ALWAYS a good story and lessons to be learned! And these simple little updates are more like facts and outcomes rather than what happened in the middle, which is the entire point of life right?