Day two of letting the donkeys onto green grass. This time when I went to halter Ringo to lead him off the grass, he was really resistant, pulling his head hard away from me, his feet following! I tried hard to stand my ground, rotate elbow and shoulder bone and ricochet him back to me, but it was really, really hard!
I think Ringo didn't like the fact that the girls were still grazing and I was asking him to leave. I understand his problem with that but somebody had to be first. As I couldn't get too far beyond the gate with him, I had to resort to tying him to that stout tree again while I got the jennys out.
I had set up an obstacle course, so that when we left the grass we would go right into a training session with the cavaletti jump, cones, ball etc. I tied everyone to a fence post near the barn paddock and began with Dorica, then Deenah and finally Ringo. He stood quietly until it was his turn but then I had trouble controlling
him as he kept wanting to change directions on me.
It was discouraging as his strength vs my "strategy" meant somewhat of a struggle and I felt he was winning. A step back in terms of me taking him out for walks alone!