Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Circus Training?

We had this big orange ball one of the girls won in elementary school.  I thought I would use it to help desensitize Otoelene.
Kit seemed to have other plans.  It looked like I was training a miniature circus lion.
Otoelene wasn't very concerned about the ball.
She was curious.
And she let me bounce in all around and over her.  She did flinch a time or two when it bumped her leg but that was about the only reaction.
I had been using the fence to climb on to get on her but I thought I would start using the stirrups.  The pad I have been using is to slick and her withers aren't very high so the saddle slid pretty bad so I used a mounting bucket.
It's hard to take a picture of myself riding.  We are up to walking and trotting, one rein stops and neck flexing.  Her trot is soooo smooth.
"Kit, will you please let go."

5 comments:

Alica said...

It's interesting reading what you do with Otolene. And love the pictures of Kit! :)

Crystal said...

Sounds like a keeper! And Kit is pretty cute if not helpful

fernvalley01 said...

She seems to be doing well. Love your assistant trainer

The Japanese Redneck said...

hahaha, Kit just wants to help.

I just had the hubby build a mounting block near the arena. Since I tore the hamstring in my left leg, I can't leg up on Jolie anymore.

C said...

Some adorable kit cat poses! Great job with taking all the pictures yourself.

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