Training week 1 with Bully: I had imagined a different day then the one I got. But of course, I’m new to being a horse owner. I’m also new to the world of having to train a horse. I have read lots of books and I do have a trainer, training me. I thought I would go to the barn, get him from the pasture and work on grooming him. Sounds simple right? Well nothing went as planned. Because he broke the gate the day before, he was in his stall. Since he was in his stall he hadn’t had any exercise yet. I didn’t think to much of it though. I just went to his stall and threw his halter on him. As we were walking he was a tad pushy but I just kept slowing him. We first went to the cross ties so I could groom him and get to know him better. He wanted nothing to do with it, so I figured we would walk for a few minutes. We started towards the arena, but he seemed like he wanted to run. I turned him around thinking I should find my trainer so we could do some ground walk and get the energy out of him. When I got over to her, we saw a tractor coming, and some new horse running around like crazy creatures. Well all that combined and the weather spooked him. He reared up just a little, but enough to startle me. My trainer saw all this and had to come over to help me. Thankfully she was there to help. She had had her own incident that morning with 2 of her horses. We got Bully to the round pen and she showed me how to lunge him. He was very playful and very happy to be running. It was great to see his personality. Afterwards he plopped down and just rolled like a dog in the dirt.