Re: These things are sent to try us and boy they certainly do !!!
Hi Sarah, thank you for your support, OH took Tilly back to Bromley Hall ( where she was doing some schooling ) on Thursday. The lady who is helping us lunged her in the Pessoa and Tilly was really good, she also went on the trailer like a dream ! OH has been told that he has to be firmer with Tilly and he has taken this on board. Tilly is extremely dominant and is full of little tricks, she's a very intelligent mare and knows exactly what to do to get her own way ( just like kids lol )
This evening we needed to get Tilly out of the stable to skip out and put extra straw in, as usual she did'nt want to come out and started pulling faces and turned her back on Dermot several times, well, what happened next was a risk but Dermot gave her a slap on the rump with the lead rope ! Her face was a picture, she was totally shocked and came straight up to him. We are agains't hitting but just needed to break the cycle, if she does it again tomorrow we will just jiggle the rope and hopefully the penny will drop and she will move over !
Thanks again for keeping in touch, speak soon, Lyn XX