I cut myself out of most of the pictures because I look awful. I haven't felt well and I was in comfy clothes and looked icky lol. Chrome, Jackal, hubby and I went for a really short walk this evening after hubby got home from work. Chrome was a brat!! As we were walking up the driveway he was lagging behind me (and I wasn't paying attention). When he spotted the horses across the street he sped up (still walked, but a fast walk) and almost stepped on me as he tried to barge past. I went ballistic and made him back down the driveway. Once he was keeping his distance we went out onto the road.
Once out on the road he flipped his tail, put his head in the clouds and started blowing really loud because there is a new horse (the dun mare's lease ended and she left so neighbor girl brought her flea-bitten gray QH to the property and Chrome hadn't seen him yet) there. The above pictures were after he calmed down because I scolded him. I made him yield his haunches, whoa, lower his head and back up for several minutes, mixing it up so he couldn't predict what I was going to do next. When he would walk with his head moderately relaxed and not looking at the horses I praised him. When he veered into me, turned his head into me, flipped his tail or started staring at them I started the yielding, whoa, lowering head and backing again. Eventually he chilled out and walked calmly, even lowering his nose to the pavement at times.
Haha Jackal is shaking off.
I look like crap, but this is too cute not to share.
Chrome is looking forward at the horses on the way back home
and Jackal has his ears back listening to the dogs behind us and whining lol.
Once we were back at the house Chrome refused to walk through this tiny puddle...... What the heck horse?? I was persistent and patient and he eventually walked through it. Dork.
The sunset was gorgeous!
I'm going to start taking Chrome for walks as often as possible again because he needs exposure. He's such a dork that has forgotten everything he ever knew about being on the roads. So annoying. I still love him though. :)