Wednesday, September 15, 2010

15th September, 2010 Life Lessons from Silver

This is Silver who sadly lost his eye as a result of an accident in his field. Today I went out to do a bit of groundwork with him but as he is only the second one eyed horse I have ever worked with, I was keen to find out what he could teach me. The astonishing thing is just how much trust he places in people when they are on his left hand side - the side on which we traditionally stand, lead and fasten everything up. He could also sense body language even though he couldn't see it and I wonder just how much his ears compensate. You'd think he would spend all his time making sure people were exactly where he could see them but he would only occasionally peer around at me. Lovely pony.