The arena was still frozen and snow and ice covered. It's not going to get better for the rest of the week as the temps will be dropping.
I elected to just try some "obedience horse" tonight so the Boys and I would at least have some interaction. The idea was to have a horse follow my lead without a halter or lead rope, then halt, back, move over, and once more follow.
Tucker thought the whole thing was mildly amusing and watched me with disdain.
Toby came over for a scratch and then walked away.
Chance followed me for a spell, but when we did the back up--he was fine--that ended his interest in following me.
The NH crowd would say I need to work on the join up.
I say my horses were just being natural.
Then I filled my pockets with treats and Tucker was on instant alert. He followed, he backed, he followed, he moved over, he kept mugging me for treats. I needed only voice commands to get him to move as I wanted him to, as long as at the end of an exercise was a peppermint horse treat.
You see, all you need is some motivation.
Food is good.