Some fairly low key but important consolidation work for George this afternoon. He survived his first encounter with the barefoot trimmer (who is very very kind) and only trembled when his owner was called to the house to answer the telephone.
He needs a lot of work in the stable where he has felt trapped and bullied before so working with him loose is good for his confidence and means that we know that he is consenting to what is happening to him.
Similarly it is even more telling that he is engaging with people in the yard where previously he would have kept himself to himself when given the choice. Until now George's priorities in life have been food and other horses since he has never been able to trust humans but now we are in his top three.
|I could just stay and talk to Jack over the stable door...|
|...but I could just see where you are going. Mind your energy and intent.|
|That's all fine...|
|...and that is too (my left is a little more reticent).|
|People might be useful after all.|
"It was a pleasure, as always, to have your help for George yesterday….thank you ." LS