|yeah this was sooooo not happening today|
apparently that was the problem my horse was having today. he stood perfectly fine for the farrier but apparently throwing a saddle on him totally caused him to forget that he possessed that ability. i guess he was using the thoroughbred racing side of his brain today. whenever i asked him to stop, he kept trying to creep forward. apparently he thought i wouldn't notice that the thing i was sitting on was suddenly moving. and walking quietly was just too boring or something, because he kept trying to go faster. and so was walking in a straight line because he decided it would be much more fun to go down the side of the arena sideways. so i gave up on the arena work, because i wasn't really enjoying the feeling of being atop a thousand pound loaded rocket in such a large space. so onto the round pen we went. where he proceeded to try and call out to any other horse that might listen to him like every five minutes. sadly for him, none of the other horses seemed to give a shit, and they refused to leap out of their pens and somehow open the door to the round pen and set him free. which meant he was stuck with me until he stops his little temper tantrum. which meant he had to walk. stop. walk. stop. walk. stop. until he stopped acting all stupid about it. which took like an hour an a half. i had to run him for about ten minutes just to take the edge off of him, and then there was eighty minutes of walking. he is far too well trained to get away with shit like that. he just felt like he should be allowed to run as much as he wanted and got super pissy because i told him no. just like a little kid. only when a four year old has a hissy fit, they are far less likely to throw you into a fence than a horse is. luckily that didn't happen today, but it was still just as annoying. let's hope he's over it by the next time i ride.