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Dec 11, 2021
Peyton and Cody September - October Journal Entry: Day 1 : I met kid and got to talk to some of the people that had been taking care of him then we took a picture he spooked at the backdrop and I put him back in his stall a bit later I got to work on leading him around then at the end of the day I loaded kid into the trailer with no problems other than my on mistake as it was my first time loading a horse into a trailer we got home a bit late so it was dark but he unloaded easy I walked him to the round pen (where he will be staying until he can be with the rest of my horses) (He is named Cody now) Day 2 : This morning I went out to feed him and my other horses we put hay over into the round pen and put his feed and medication in his bucket I cleaned out his water bucket and refilled it for him I also cleaned out the round pen later I came back out and groomed him for the first time I thought it would be fun to rinse him off with some water and when I was dose he rolled in the sand later my grandmother helped me feed him alfalfa Day 3: I fed him before on one my classes and came back after since we decided it might be good to let him out for a bit with the other horses he has been walking with the other horses and grazing all day my uncle came by at around 2:00 so I introduced Cody to him and worked with Cody on leading while my uncle and mom talked I even let go of the lead like a liberty exercise he did really well and listened to all my cues I still have to work on his pivots and backing up but overall I am very happy with his progress he is doing much better than when we worked together on leading at the meet and great Day 4: Same feeding and today we got to work on lunging I was very surprised as the other two horses that I worked with on lunging a not like him is for example my horse fly bucks every time I lunge him, but Cody is very calm and listens to me. I continued to work on the liberty with him. Day 5-8: My other boys seem to be getting along, we separated their feeding areas for the alfa and grain feeding time so there were no bulling issues. It was said that Cody chased off horses when sharing a free choice round bale of hay, but he doesn’t seem to be having a problem here. I have notice he pins his ears when we are feeding him grain but if he’s not around when I set the buckets up, he’s fine. Will be working on feeding times more with him and my other two. Day 10: We completed the assessment today he did so well the only incomplete was catching him from the field, but I just must work on that with him Day 11: Today I got on him for the first time and got to walk him around I tried to trot him, but it was almost like he was going buck if I kept trying to make him trot so I’m not exactly sure how to fix that I plan to ask Lexi about it on Thursday. Day 12-23: Riding a little mainly walking he doesn’t like to go much more then in a walk. Pinning his ears if asked to do more. He has great groundwork, verbal ques, loves to do liberty with me and follow everywhere. Still a little bit of chase to get him in a harness but it’s getting better. Day 24: Savanna and BamBam came over to ride for a bit and then we trailered them up to take them to our first 4H meeting Halloween Costume Party. Cody loves baths and drinking from the hose. Day 25- 30: Cody isn’t scared of much will just about trust me with anything on the ground. I can blind fold him and he will follow my voice. Day 31-38: It rained a ton this week, so we mainly just worked on liberty when the weather allowed. Day 39-45: Working on putting more weight on Cody. Farrier says his feet are perfect. Still doesn’t want to trot for me but loves to walk around, being groomed. Doing Lots of liberty. Day 46-53: really worked on getting the correct leads and trying to fix his join up so he turns into me and not out in the round pin. Still pins his ears at me in a lot for the trot and lope ques. He truly is a sweet old man but beginning to think he might be a grumpy old man when I ask him to do more than what he wants to do. For the Month of October, I feel like we have really bonded, and Cody has been accepted in my current herd of Geldings without any major issues. He’s not scared of much just super suborn but I feel like we are moving forward just might need a little help once we get new tires on our trailer, I plan to take him to our vet and trainer to see if there any other issue we might not see.
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