He is now super willing to interact with us and loves to be groomed. He didn't even want to be touched when we got him and had been badly beaten and starved.
We are looking forward to working with him soon using postive trust based methods to see if he will be able to be ridden and enjoy a full life with us.
Below is a picture of what he looked like when he arrived!
He is such a sweet heart and we are so happy to have him.
He is not proving to be easy which is no suprise after what he has been through, but we are confident that we can bring him through his issues with his dignity intact and with a smile in his heart.
We will keep you up dated of his progress.
We have somehow expanded our herd to 18....opps.....not sure how that happened, but we keep our retired horses and they are enjoying a more leisurely life right now! In fact, this year we retired Sonta, Mr V and Whiskey. It is so great to see their bellies drop and that they get the chance to take a bit easier in their senior years. Mr V is keeping all the young horses in their place, he loves his job.
Parelli Natural Horsemanship can be a wonderful introduction from the world of traditional horsemanship to a more nature way of being with your horses, which is why we offer their teachings here at Discovery, but we also love to use primarily Positive Reinforcement or Clicker Training with our horses. The beauty of having 18 horses and the chance of so much learning, we can use certain types of training depending on the character and sensitivity of the horse. We learn so much from them all. We feel blessed that we can bring people together and help them find a better way to be with their horses. It is where the universe wants us to be, we are so lucky we have found our purpose in life.
Check out the website for up and coming vacation pacakges, you can combine horsemanship or positive reinforcement with the wonderful trails we have here, or if you don't feel like studying on vacation, you can choose just trails, or trails and yoga. We have something for everyone and can tailor to your individual needs.