Friday, May 8, 2009

8th May, 2009 So who's this?

This is Jack, age 10, and he arrived on Wednesday. To all intents and purposes he is a wild pony having only had a headcollar on when he was 2 and gelded (so that won't have been an easy experience). His owners have left him to his own devices although he will take food from the hand and allow them to touch his face, neck and shoulder....sometimes. Up until now he has been able to choose when he leaves and thats what he's done. In terms of complexity he appears to be a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 but he has accepted his first touch with the hand on a stick and was very in tune with advance and retreat. He's a very beautiful pony and he is looking for a home. Anyone thinking of taking him on would need to realise that he's a long term project and that time and pateince along will not do it. You would need time, patience and technique and the right facilities to be able to contain him safely while you asked him to engage with you. It will be interesting to see how far I can get in the limited time that I will have him. Needless to say, I like him a lot already but I don't want or need a replacement for Piper.