Monday, July 9, 2012

9th July, 2012 Entire-ly normal

This gorgeous colt is a yearling Welsh Section D. His owner would like to keep him entire and to use him for breeding if he makes the grade with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. He's really keen to make sure that the colt has good manners from the outset. Today we worked on leading and leg handling as well as discouraging his entirely natural tendency to want to bite. We made a great start and in no time, Regan has learned that all he needed to do to get the attention he likes is to stand quietly and wait. By the end of the session he was also able to pick each of his feet up without going into pressure (leaning in and kneeling as colts are wont to do). He was also leading nicely on a lead rein with a 'smile in the line'. It's amazing what they can learn in such a short time.

"Thanks for today, that was really good :). Very impressed with what you do. I know its just the start but its a great help already." AM