Jimmy is a pro on the longe line! He trots and canters, stops and goes and is just so willing to please. He moves more relaxed if allowed to move out freely at a good lively pace. Will keep up the boring treadmill rounds in the round pen for a few days until willing and fresh forward movement is established.
Seeming like a very calm fellow, it’s surprising to uncover some fear of objects and movements that Jimmy perceives as threatening (e.g. taking of a leather glove in a quick motion). ‘Sacked out’ Stefanie and then Jimmy with the leather glove. Jimmy got the message, the glove is now boring. Practiced a bit of desensitizing with the whip. Can now ‘whip’ Jimmy gently all over his body, twirl whip lash around his legs and neck and crack the whip right next and in front of him.
The wonderful thing about Jimmy: he can be convinced that something is not scary in only a few minutes. I really like this guy.
Look forward to seeing a video of Jimmy here this weekend!
Thanks and hugs to Lori, Tami, Jackie, Chris and Joanne for all the good input and helpfulness!