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Getting acquainted with the washing area

11 and 12 May 2008

It was a very hot day, so it was time to get P.E. acquainted with the washing area.

It was also very hot during the training in the inside arena. Trotting on the circle is going a lot better today, he can do it for a few rounds already and he falls in or out a lot less.

In walk, the shoulder in is going very well also. On both sides he can do 4 to 5 steps in slow motion.

Programm today:

  • 10 am: walking free in the inside arena
  • noon: 15 minutes work in hand and longeing
  • 4 pm: 15 minutes work in hand and longeing
  • 5 pm: washing area
  • end of day: rolling!

It was a very hot day today, so it was time to get P.E. acquainted with the washing area. He entered the washing arena very calmly, and he also didn’t mind the water on his body softly. He was very curious and was being very brave, it was still a bit exciting.

Monday 12 May 2008

To the washing area again, it went much easier already!

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”All those funny new things on my body: running water, a sweat scraper!”

In the end, he was confident enough to turn around, and this is how he is supposed to stand when being washed. He is still being rewarded with a treat for turning around, but when he’s used to it, it is just part of the routine. But he has to learn all these things first, and learning goes with rewarding.

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