Gilly is checking out a plastic half barrel that I use for jumping and such. He is so nosey, he was also biting the edge of the barrel trying to pick it up.
Here I am tapping Gilly on the withers to get him to step forward into the barrel.
Here we go, he has one foot in it. See he is doing it by himself. He isn't afraid of things like this; which is pretty amazing considering the barrel will move when he steps into it.
Oh, brave Gilly, he has both feet in the barrel! Doesn't he look afraid? Not! When he stepped into the barrel it bumped against his knees and still he didn't seem to mind. This is a fun thing for him to do.
Here is the view from the back. Yep, both feet are firmly in the barrel. I need to think up a lot more things for him to do. The more things I get him to do the more he likes it. He will side pass over poles; back through L shaped poles on the ground. Once I even had him stand with his feet in a circle made of plastic flex pipe and move only his hind feet around the outside, pivoting on his front feet.
This boy has a busy mind and gets bored with the same thing. We will have to work on some new tricks.