Back Horse Away from Mounting Block: Challenge complete!
Mark this challenge complete when you log an activity when you are able to move the horse back and away from the mounting block, all without moving your feet. This helps keep the horse in the frame of mind to be willingly guided, not just assume that mounting block come up to the block and tune out anything else. This also helps prepare you and the horse for a moment when the horse may push into the mounting block as if running you over with his presence.
Online worked on basic ground skills with an emphasis on softness and relaxation. Saddled - handled saddle well. Dragged rope through stirrup both sides. Turned loose in panel pen and moved around while saddled.