A very quiet Wednesday with just a bit of cross country jumping before I set off to take Sammy out...
My hay coloured friend. Very easy to walk with today.
Sarah Weston is a horse lover, and has been a horse owner and trainer for many years. Copies of her book, No Fear, No Force - A Guide to Handling the Semi-Feral Foal can be obtained direct through her website: www.logicalhorsemanship.co.uk
"Thank you so much for stepping up, collecting Hattie and caring for her." HT
"We were all very pleased with our session yesterday. Thanks for monitoring and providing advice and guidance at what we thought was going to be the make or break of the issue. Fortunately it appears to be the start of real progress. I had better start doing some training with Archie in the hope we will start going out to shows next year.
We were particularly pleased with the calm way he came out of the trailer after we travelled (20 feet)." RJ
"We repeated our loading exercise with Archie this morning...and finally drove across the paddock and turned a circle to stop facing in the opposite direction. I went back into the trailer and reattached the Dually and Jan lowered the back ramp. Before lowering the back bar I clicked and treated him for a few minutes before lowering the bar and asking him to reverse out. He did this calmly and without any stress. I took him away and put his rug back on and turned him back out. Jan and I had a little bit of a communication failure when she suggested our next phase should be to take him around to the black barn. She was talking about the black barn near the stables and I thought she was referring to another black barn out on the Chitterne road. I told her she was being over ambitious and that was when we realised that we were talking about 2 different locations. I think she used the word twit somewhere in our conversation." RW
"Just wanted to let you know I've been putting my foal handling training to use on this little beauty that I bought at the Beaulieu road sales in October. Obviously she's not a new forest but my friend bought a NF baby too! She's coming along really nicely, helps that she's incredibly sweet natured. Still very young, so I'm taking everything very slow. I'm going to raise her from the ground up without fear or force "
"Thank you for today. Great to know he is fine with donkeys - we haven't actually met any yet. And great he went across the green and through the woods - I have no one to ride out with this weekend so am planning the same route solo for the first time." YS