So if you have read some of my previous posts, you might know that I am the new proud owner of RHR Tala. She is just barely 2 years old and I just brought her to Montana a week ago tomorrow.
Tala has been so willing to learn and do what I want. The other day the round pen was being used for another horse so I took her down to the large outdoor arena. So far we had only been using a round pen and/or a short lunge line for training work.
I decided at the arena that we would both get a work out so I didn't put on her lunge line on. I figured that if she misbehaved we would both get a work out and since I need to lose a few pounds that was okay.
So I gave Tala her command to start trotting like I do when we round pen, and to my surprise, even though she has a huge competition sized arena to run in, she kept close to me- maybe a 40-50 foot circle just like the round pen. She knew she could take up the whole arena, but she round penned around me without walls or barriers of any kind. I am so proud of her!!