|Asking for his attention - the line goes in the opposite direction to his head in order to bring his eye back to me.|
|Asking him to come forward by making a space first - then, if necessary, little pressure, little pressure.|
|R backing him up really gently - while Lucy the dog looks on|
|Starting to get him used to novel things - he was more worried on his right than his left and this is important to know|
|Tracey works on asking Ollie to match her stride for stride|
|'Chasing' the brolly - Ollie isn't fazed.|
Ollie is a great pony and often entertains groups of eight children at a time!
"We had a fabulous day thank you, we both throughly enjoyed ourselves and got an awful lot out of it. We bailed out after distributing the carrots, got a fry up from the greasy spoon and eventually left the yard at half six! R had a lovely potter round on ollie who was as good as gold even when she insisted on riding backwards....I feel very positive and pleased by your feedback...We have a lot to think about, I know I keep running through parts of the session and re-playing it, so we will both be continuing to practice over the next couple of weeks.Thank you very much for today, I'm really glad T recommended you, because I am confident that with your help we will both improve enormously." DB
Incidentally, I always check whether people are happy with us taking photos of their session and whether they are happy for the photos to go on this blog. Mostly I am met with a resounding yes! If you are on the run, a celebrity, like to keep your private life private or would just rather not have your photo taken or have it on the internet, that's fine too!