The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble

Location: United Kingdom

Friday, January 26, 2007


Another dry but cold morning, so Dad took me in the school at about 11.00. We worked in walk, trot and canter with some lateral work and lots of halt-walk transitions. Dad concentrated on straightness, relaxation and heels down and tried to get me to soften and move forward into the hand rather than being pulled in by it. He felt I was getting tense due to the crop he was carrying and worked for the rest of the session without it and found me more relaxed. He says we will work without carrying a crop next time.

Other Dad was schooling Dibby at the same time and, towards the end of the session, we joined up and walked and trotted around together and did some pole work. That was the best part.

We came in to be given an apple and minties and put out to graze. The Shetlands have now been put in our field which didn't cuase any problems because I spent half my time talking to them over the fence anyway.

We came infor grooming and tea at 4.00. We are on a bit of a diet with less haylage and so Dibby is rather sad. Still Both Dads say it's for our own good. Cobs accept what their Dads say but prefer it when it involves more haylage.


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