Praise God! Today I started halter breaking colts. When I finished, I ran out to the big pasture to round up my colt. I got him tied up. I brushed him down and cleaned his feet. I thought I warmed him up enough. Truth is I didn’t. I put him in a bridle I was using a snaffle bit. He did okay. I was riding him in the back field. He then turned around towards the barn and went in a full gallop. I pulled his head toward the knee. He stopped.
Brother Olson told me to walk my horse to the round pen where he was. I got there. He told me to think. He told me that I should’ve noticed when my horse would go into a lope. He made an analogy of vaccinations to me stopping my horse. He said vaccinations are to prevent a disease and medicine is to help cure the sickness when it happens. He said what I did (pulling the horse to a stop when he was at a lope) was like medicine. He said he wants me to notice when the horse is about to go faster and stop him. He said I need to be aware of what’s going on. Tomorrow I will do what he says.