Wednesday, March 26, 2014

26th March, 2014 Just got to Have Faith

Since the secondary school teachers were on strike today, Charly brought his daughter, Faith, up to the horses with him. A good opportunity for her to do some work with Nettles and to ride him for the very first time.

On the lead rein at first

and then off.

She also gave me some help with Piglet who needs to be introduced to lots of children. This time incremental learning will means them getting incrementally smaller!

Here's a lovely quote from Mark Rashid:

"Horsemanship is the art of mastering our own movements, thoughts, emotions and behavior. Not the horses." 

Nothing could be more true in the case of Piglet where we can only ask him to meet us part way.