Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Welcome to December!
Well, I wimped out yesterday - the high barely touched 40 and it was plenty windy. I hate wind - my ears and sinuses object (strongly) and I just don't enjoy being out in it. I was also having some trouble thinking of what Dawn and I were going to do next. I want to do more in-hand work with her to work on our attention to one another, and my being able to very softly and gently bring her attention back to me. And now I have an idea - a more advanced maze exercise which I can set up in the arena or in the grassy area behind the barn this afternoon - that should be fun for both of us! I'd also like to just stand with her to establish the "safe place" that Tom Widdicombe talks about in his book that I reviewed yesterday - this is our "just standing around" exercise thought about in a slightly different way. And if I can just manage to get to the barn early enough this afternoon - that daylight goes fast - I'd like to get in a trail ride on Maisie. It's also supposed to get to almost 50 today - pretty good for December - and the wind's supposed to be a bit less. We'll see how it goes!