Yesterday the girls and I said goodbye to our helper and spent the hottest part of the day inside. After dinner I decided to get a little work done.
It’s impossible to do anything without these girls wanting in on it.
So I figured it was a good time to introduce them to pulling the sled.
The load is light enough for me to pull but gave enough resistance to give the girls a taste. After yesterday’s successful introduction to working I caved and bought a harness.
I think it’s a little silly to show it on a toy but here goes nothing (in 2-5 days).
I won’t use the bit or blinders though just the harness body.
The rope just gave me a good idea on how the horses would react to a load.
Even Shennen got a turn. I put gloves on in case either decided it was too scary having the sled following them but they were both champs.
Shennen has gotten herself stuck in a few situations and has proven to be calm under pressure. A horse that doesn’t panic when stuck is a real blessing.
Cross your fingers for a quick delivery of the new harness. That’ll be our next real workout with the horses.
Until then the girls and I will put in a little elbow grease.