Yes, that is Sirocco and I. This is my second ride on him. We had a little issue of getting the halter on and a big issue with standing still, so that, I could get up on him. I went to ride with my daughter and we just could not get him to stand still long enough for me get up on him and then, the fear issue with me kicked in and I did not get to ride him that day. Friday, Brian was home and able to work with Sirocco and I and we got it done together. It takes some getting used to making myself bring up my energy and making him realize that I am boss not him and he needs to listen to me. I have to admit that I am a wimp, not an assertive kind of person. It is very hard for me to get assertive with Sirocco. Sirocco has some major issues with his ears being touched, he is a lot better now that Brian has had him. Brian just needed to show me what I needed to do, to get him to let his ear be touched long enough to get his bridle on. The standing part, I could not figure out what to do to make him stand still, especially since then the fear issue started to kick in and I wasn't in any mood to try to figure out what needed to get done to make him stand still.
Now that Brian has had Sirocco for a couple of months, Sirocco knows that he can't get away with that crap with Brian. After Brian and I worked together with Sirocco, I was able to get on Sirocco and have a nice ride. Once I was in the saddle, Sirocco listened real well. Now all I have to do is work on my fear issues and hopefully be able to ride with little or no apprehension. When Sirocco's energy kicks in, I get scared and panic that he will run off with me. NOW that is what I have to work on.