Why was our visit so wonderful today? We were fortunate enough to be there when a few women and one gentleman were taking a horsemanship class in the School Yard!!
A map of Flag Is Up Farm -
The round building in the center of the picture is the Round Pen/School Yard where some of the horsemanship classes are held. It has an eight to ten foot wall where horses are schooled. We went there first.
I found this interesting. The question was asked: How long does it take to train a wild horse straight off the range? The teacher responded that it would take approximately eight days.
After the class was over, we followed the students to the Outdoor Round Pen. Their task was to work as a pair to "herd" a horse between, over, and around various objects.
After observing a successful attempt by the students, we left to explore other areas of the Farm. A horseman with one of the beautiful blacks stopped for a picture.
Ken made friends with one of the horses in the corral.
I found a family of four!
Sidebar: Nicholas Evans, the author of the novel "The Horse Whisperer" has written another book, "The Loop". Ken and I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it for your reading pleasure!