First Ride

For the first week or so we let Pepper adjust to her new surroundings, routine and fence mate, Rummy.  Once she had settled in and seemed pretty comfortable with the daily grind we started to play with her.  We introduced her to some of the Parelli games such as the friendly game, porcupine game, circle game, driving game.

Since then I have ridden her 4 times.  We have walked and trotted, in the round pen, and have been very successful so far.  She is responsive and attentive to my cues and has done well even with no bit.

Yesterday was Matt’s first ride on her.  They played for about 20 minutes before he mounted her.  It took them about 10 minutes to get really comfortable with each other, but once Pepper realized that he wasn’t going to let her get away with anything, they were just fine.  They walked in both directions, circled and practiced stopping.  Overall they did fantastic and I am proud of both of them!


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