a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)
That’s exactly the appropriate response.
Where is this wonderful place?!
Today I lunged Agusta, I’ve been lunging her every night for a while now (except when it rains). Gary (The man I board with) suggested that I start lunging her inside the pasture due to it being a little higher ground. Well he owns two horses one named deuce and one named Pistol. Pistol lives with Agusta (out during the day) and Deuce is out at night which is when I lunge Agusta, and he likes to play. Well tonight while I was working with Agusta (we’re currently working on staying in a specific gate - canter and not just randomly stopping) Deuce was feeling particularly michievious. He not only ran next to her and bucked and kicked at her, he also stood (as he normally does) exactly where she needs to travel while being lunged. While he was doing all these bad things any time Agusta would get uncomfortable she would just stop and face me. EVERY TIME. I can’t explain how happy this makes me. Everywhere we ever go and anything we ever do will come with distractions, and this is exactly the reation I want from her, calm, ready attention. I tried to chase him off and in the process scared Agusta and she ran off too. It only took about 5 minutes to catch her, after her and Deuce took some victory laps; and she even let Kyle catch her after her little adventure. We went back to our spot and kept lunging, less pressure, stuck to the basics as she was very “wound up” and she was awesome. Seriously, most people would be upset they’d think “well my horse got away from me” and “she was so stressed out she couldn’t really focus afterwards” to me I think my horse got away and let me catch her with minimal problems, afterwards we were still able to focus enough to continue working at a lower level and before she got away she gave me the exact responses I want. So overall I would call tonight a success despite my many failures.