This tall girl is a two year old New Forest pony by Lovelyhill Hendrix. I haven't seen her since she was a yearling when I did some groundwork with her. Her owners have done their homework really well and, working from Kelly's books, they have prepared her for a useful and happy life as a riding horse in the future. Today they wanted me to work with them on getting her used to traffic but the first task was to extend her comfort zones to reach the end of the long drive to the farm. Using the fence posts as markers, we did the bean bag race (but not racing you understand!) and alternated that with just standing still at the end of the drive where she proved to be fine with traffic going by.
"It was really good to see you today also. Thank you so much for all the work you did with us today, you certainly boosted my confidence...I do also believe my bond with Bella grew a little today after our work as despite there being fresh grass, one of Bella's favourite things, she didn't leave my side. I enjoy reading your blog ...Bella came to me straight off of the forest and she was halter broken, taught to lead, tie, have feet picked using your book and the majority of the ground work has been done using the well read, rather tatty, notes you sent me after your first visit. I think you should be credited too." TP