Well, Ellie doesn't know much about lunging, that's for sure. Whoa doesn't seem to be in her vocabulary. And I think we were expecting more than she could process at this point. And we need a rope halter that fits her instead of the nylon one but Dommie's is too big and we haven't had a chance to get another. But leading her has improved after only a couple of times and I have contacted a local trainer who is recommended by my riding instructor. He will get us started in a couple of days. Meanwhile, I am riding Duke. sigh. And when they are out of sight of each other there is all this hollering back and forth. But they need to get used to being separated. Tomorrow Duke and I are going out on the trail and field and I'll lock her in her stall.
Meanwhile, I'm weaving a new scarf (so much calmer than horses!!) and working on a chenille scarf warp (still in design mode) for a customer.
I have been weaving for 24 years and selling for almost as long! I have slowed down my weaving since my cancer diagnosis and subsequent Whipple surgery but still weave on and off during the day when I have the energy! I currently sell my work on www.barefootweaver.etsy.com.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, 2009. Had Whipple surgery in January 2010 and have had clear CT scans since! We are hopeful for a long and happy life!
As an update...I had a valve replacement in May 2016 and apologize for not answering comments or blogging! I am off to NYC February 15, 2017 for surgery on the 16th to remove a little spot of lung cancer. Hopefully recovery will be uneventful and I will be back at weaving soon!