Monday, May 31, 2004

May 2004

Start working on a neighbour's wild colt, Thomas. I use clicker training to ask him to come away from his mother so that I can touch him. His mother is untouched. Thomas is a very very nervous colt.

Went to Beaulieu Road sales. The New Forest ponies are fetching much higher prices as a result of the Stallion Scheme (limiting numbers of stallion on the Forest). Little Thomas is sold for just £70 to a complete stranger. I learn stoicism.