Sunday, September 13, 2009
Trust, ... you have to earn it.
I had a different story written for today that had nothing to do with mules.
Yeah I truly did.
But guess what, Siera took first place.
We spent most of the afternoon exploring each other's likes and dislikes. She explored her trust in me, and I explored my trust in her.
We needed to build confidence in the deep woodlands.
Open trails are fine.
Steep ravines and confusing deer trails take more consideration.
Siera is looking for leadership and the trust in me that I shall not ask her to do something that will get her in trouble.
Both of us arrived at home after 3 hrs in the woods, sweaty and happy.
She learned that dry washes and nasty looking ditches may just not eat her after all.
I learned that she likes the big open trail ... or to cruise magnificently down the back roads, gaiting in all of her splendor.
We are learning that trust is good. I won't get her into trouble, and I believe she'll do her damnedest not to get me in trouble.
This makes for a good relationship.
All is good. Siera earned her grooming tonight.