|Long-reining on the lawn just in time for a cup of coffee on the patio.
It's good for horses to join in with our social times.
|With a little imagination, the garden can become the ideal cross-country course.
Places that would be inaccessible riding are possible with long-reins.
|Learning to push through the bushes and passing strange things is all part of growing up, gaining confidence and for me - getting to know Tetuã better, learning lots too and spending time together.
||This is certainly not a place to ride but on long-reins it's possible.
|Not all horses like going through narrow places like this but with careful thought, patience and understanding Tetuã said, 'OK, I see where I am supposed to go' and walked calmly through.
On a later day, I forgot the house heating was on and hot air was blowing out of the square vent on the wall. Apart from being a bit surprised, he passed it and it didn't upset him.
|...... and then there's the washing on the line!
||I love playing with the cones, teaching him to twist, turn and stop on the lightest of touch.
||The blue sheet is just a large picnic mat and if treated as such, it then becomes no big deal later in life. It's important that a horse doesn't get a fright in the early stages, so weight it down and make sure it doesn't blow in the wind. That can come later. Also make sure there are no holes for him to get his shoes caught in.|
Tetuã doesn't have shoes!