Tuesday, April 26, 2011

26th April, 2011 Not grasping the Nettles

Another very happy day working with untouched New Forest colt, Wellow Nettles. By Limekiln Endeavour (so Freddie's half brother) he has a really nice temperament. I had three wonderful students, Ali who works in conservation, Sally who works with a racehorse trainer and Connemara breeder and Codge who is a member of the Hampshire FRS Animal Rescue Team. They did a great job taking Nettles from untouched to happy to be touched, starting to lead and wearing his headcollar - all of course, without fear of force. Nettles is for sale and I can put people in touch with his owner. He has some of the rarer bloodlines and may be a potential stallion for the Forest.