I got all three horses out and took them to the round pen and let them mow it. Then I worked with each of them a little bit. Tonka was my main focus because I wanted to get an idea about why he bucked the last couple times I saddled him. After trying a few things I think it's sensitivity to the back cinch, which is common in EPSM horses, but I'm not sure. It might be that specific saddle. He still acted boogery when I removed both cinches and walked him with the saddle sitting on his back. His neck is also out, right behind his poll, and his EPSM is obviously bothering him. He doesn't move right. No shocker really, since he's had so much time off and so much to eat. So for right now I'm going to concentrate on riding one of the other horses. It should probably be Scout.
I saddled and rode Scout, and he was a very good boy. We just did some walk/trot in the round pen. He was a very good boy. I didn't do a lot because he is OBESE. Check it out:
They're on a diet now. I started locking them in at night after I took that picture.
I'm bummed I'm missing the Reardan Mule Days parade tomorrow. The Mustang Club is going, and I can't do it. I wish I could at least be there to watch or help out, but I just can't. So I'll hope we do it again next year. Bob and Lea are taking their burros as a pack string. I'm not sure who else is going. I hope someone gets pictures!
No real news on the moving front. We thought we were going to have an offer on our house but it hasn't happened yet. We have a house picked out in the Spokane area but we're waiting to see what happens.