Rudy is shown here with Enchanted Premenition, "Spirit" a 2004 palomino paint gelding.
Rudy has been working with Spirit since 16 November 2008. The following pictures were taken on 7 Dec 2008.

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Rudy is allowing Spirit to stretch and warm-up for the next step.
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Rudy is allowing Spirit to relax and prepare for what's next.

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Rudy is asking Spirit to relax.
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Rudy is preparing Spirit to receive the bridle and bit.
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Rudy is asking Spirit for left lateral flexion.
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Rudy is asking Spirit for right lateral flexion.
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Rudy is asking Spirit to back.
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This picture shows that Spirit is asked to stop and Rudy stops riding, he is quiet and ready for the next lesson
Rudy uses a bull whip to imitate the sound of gun fire as a training tool in preparation for mounted shooting competitions.
This was the first time he introduced the whip to Spirit. He was a little apprehensive at first, but with Rudy's reassurance and a little time he decided that the whip was no big deal. Enchanted Premenition Enchanted Premenition

To conclude the days lesson horse and rider showed mutual trust as demonstrated in the next picture. This was the first day that Rudy tried to stand on Spirit's back. It took a few minutes but this was the final result.
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