Jan 1 2013
We worked on the ground again to begin using the 12' rope attached to the bit for about 20 minutes, changing sides often. I didn't do any giving to the bit tonight.
144th ride, we walked to the back of the arena following another horse again. Cooper did good, he tensed up a little but continued on with no spooking.
We did some more sit trot, jogging tonight. We didn't do any circles but worked on Lyons 3 Step Stop exercise and rollbacks again. He started to stop great with this exercise but when he figured we were done his whoa was awful again when headed to the door.
We had a very good ride again tonight, rode for about 30 minutes then untacked, groomed and gave him his beet pulp, yum yum! Back to work tomorrow and physio so won't see him but out again on Thursday night.
Jan 3 & 4 2013
We went up up later both nights and groomed Cooper then gave him beet pulp with Cough Free in it again as he was coughing a lot.