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Bella’s Agility Video 5

Last Agility with Bella was in October last year, it’s been 2 and a bit months and we didn’t practise this course at all, just trying it out to see how we get on. I think we did really well 😉

This is the set up of the course:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also did the same course with big Stormy at LIBERTY, to show what we are working towards….

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Training Tip – Pole fun

This is Stormy and me having fun with just one obstacle. I love to try to think of as many things as I can with just one thing and it gives us the opportunity to test that we have communication to each individual foot. Stormy loves brain teasers so this was good for him too.

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Bella – Familiarisation with a Syringe

I have been ‘apple saucing’ with a syringe for years now to help each horse hopefully just get used to syringes so that worming, when I need to do it, is a little less stressful for them. Bella hasn’t been wormed since being here as we worm count and she’s not needed it BUT in Winter we need to worm for encysted redworms as these aren’t found on worm counts SO…we need to prepare Bella before we need to do it.

Here is our first video starting our apple sauce journey…

 

We’ve been apple saucing every day, here is a short video of our 5th session today. She is now looking for the syringe and apple sauce, she doesn’t like the feel of the plastic syringe on her front teeth, or the sound of it…she’s very sensitive to sounds, but is making good progress with this familiarisation. On Friday (2 days time) we will worm both of them and continue a couple of days afer with the apple sauce.

 

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Bella – January 2020

Fri 3rd Jan

Made some apple sauce to get Bella ready for worming soon, she was hesitant to touch or take the syringe, which is how I thought she’d be, but hopefully a few days of apple saucing she’ll be okay with the wormer. Video of this first attempt is on ‘Bella’s Lesson Video’s’.

After the syringing Familiarisation I played with Storm & Bella together for a bit of fun. We did these few things:

  1. Draw & Drive together
  2. Half circling together, one in front of the other
  3. S2M with a horse on either side of me

 

Enjoyed it a lot even though it was only a short play

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 4th Jan

Played with both horses today, it seems this is what my new ‘thing’ will be, playing and riding with two horses. They are so connected it’s easier and a lot of fun to do. We played with the pedestal, circles, half circles and Bella did a little bit of liberty play for her dinner apple slices 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 5th Jan

Managed to get out today with some good weather so we had a lovely play session first trying on some packs for Bella, making sure she was okay with them. Then playing with Bella & Storm together as it’s quicker to play with both of them than individually…it’s also good as Stormy gives Bella confidence. Here’s some pics from the fun session…

 

 

 

Wed 7th Jan

Weather has been a bit wild today. we’ve had mild to heavy wind, drizzle to heavy rain and mild temperatures. to help keep the hay from blowing into the next field full of sheep we put our hay into large buiilders bags, tie the loop handles over it all and the horses put their heads in and eat without loosing too much of it. Bella has been good at accepting this way of eating her hay 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Fri 10th Jan

Well tonight has a full moon and that is great for worming as it’s the moon of movement and cleansing SO we wormed Storm and Bella this afternoon with Equest for Encysted Red Worms (which can’t be picked up on worm counts so needs doing in Winter regularly).

Since working on the apple sauce syringing I was over the moon when they both took the wormer, then some apple sauce, another wormer portion and a last apple saucing in their strides. They were calm, heads down, no dropping it out of their mouths, no tantrums with next syringe and finished with relaxation and an apple sauce taste in their mouths. I am SO proud of them and SO happy I took the time to apple sauce them for a few days beforehand. I will continue with the apple sauce I have left, no point in wasting it, and will do the apple saucing again maybe a couple of times during the year so it’s not always about worming 🙂

 

Stormy getting his wormer
(no pics of Bella unfortunately)

 

 

 

 

Mon 13th Jan

Bad weather forecast from Storm Brendan so we decide to bring the horses back to the house just in case. Here are pics of Mark doing a fab job bareback, bitless riding Storm home leading Bella who was easy, calm and happy to be led (might be a way of getting her and me riding more by using this method!! watch this space 😉 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th Jan

Today the rain and wind has stopped so we decide to take the horses back to their big field so that they can move about more, and stretch their legs. Mark rode Stormy bareback and bitless as normal and Bella’s leading is becoming SO good…I think this is their 8th journey to and from our home now 🙂

 

Large stone mounting block….fabulous when you have a big horse to get onto

 

 

 

 

On their way home, nice and steady together

 

 

 

 

Nearly there

 

Bella stretches her legs and straight to the hay

 

 

Stormy enjoys a long roll/scratch up and then they both eat hay together 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely vid showing last trot to big field. Love Mark’s loose reins on Stormy and a lovely loose rope to Bella and how synchronised are these three…watch their trot to walk transition 😉 FAB, SMOOTH, CALM, CONNECTED 🙂

 

Sun 19th Jan

Yesterday I put together a new Agility course and today we just did it to see how we got on and to check what Bella has remembered since our last Agility play session, which was in October last year. Here are some pics of the 13 obstacles we did and the video of us doing it is on ‘Bella’s Agility Videos’ which you can find on the Category section in the right hand border of the blog >>

1. half circle through gateway

2. back over pole between barrels

 

3. weave through cones with poles

4. 2 feet on pedestal

 

 

5. walk on/halt/walk off tarp

6. trot poles

 

7. small jump

 

8. 2 feet in hulahoop

 

9. sidepass to the right

 

10. draw/drive between narrow lane

 

11. S2M  transitions (w/t/w/h/bk)

 

12. under arch

 

13. sidepass to the left

 

14. Familiarisation with flag

 

 

 

Mon 20th Jan

Today Mark did a bit with Stormy then lead Bella from him. She was really good and they started becoming so synchronised.

And then I sat on Bella for a wee bit, we moved backwards and we did some lateral flexion and walk forwards for a few steps. I didn’t want to do more as my balance isn’t great at the moment bareback and she’s been off for Winter so will take it slowly getting back into things with her 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was a good day and not too cold….will try to get out as much as we can while this lovely weather lasts 🙂

 

Thurs 23rd Jan

Today I went out with the idea of saddling Bella and seeing if she was up for a wee sit on…I’m SO glad we always take each day as it comes as she had Spring fever in her feet and it wasn’t a day to get on her but she did a lovely leading from Stormy session with me (my first as Mark normally does it) and then played some half circles from Stormy to change sides with her. Really enjoyed the day even though I didn’t do what I thought I was going to do….really good to have a Plan A, B & C to make the most of whatever the horse brings to the session and to not feel we didn’t do something good even though my first plan didn’t happen. This are her ‘yeehaa’ moments….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t let her yeehaa’s get to me, just calmly waited for her to find her own calmness out of them to start with and then when she offered some sidepass I took it and asked her for more. After that I put her exuberance into something that used to worry her….a small jump or two, which she had no bother doing well today 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

I then enjoyed leading Bella whilst riding Stormy, this was my first time with Bella doing this as Mark has been doing it. I’ve done other horses but this was my first time with her 😉 It went really well and I also did some nice half circling game with her whilst sitting on Stormy, Stormy was super good standing so still while I threw the rope over his head while she moved around 😉

 

Fri 24th Jan

Today I decided to go out and stick to the similar plan from yesterday, play, play with saddle, lead from Stormy and I’m going to continue this plan until I start to see more relaxation with the saddled games (or if the bareback pad works but saddle doesn’t to figure out why….it might be the noise of everything with the saddle!).

 

 

 

Bella – Familiarisation with Velcro

Bella is worried by the sound of Velcro and it’s everywhere nowadays…gloves, her rugs, jackets etc SO I have started treat training sessions for her, this is the first one, hopefully after some training consistency we’ll do a progress video to show how it’s going 🙂

 

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Bella – December 2019

Fri 6th Dec

Today Mark took the horses back to the big field, hopefully they will have 2-3 weeks more there before returning to the house paddocks for the rest of Winter. Mark rode Stormy bareback and lead Bella from him. They both were fabulous, calm, well behaved and happy to be returning to the space of the big field where they can stretch their legs, get exercise going up/down the hill for water and have more old grazing before it’s hay and snow for a while.

 

Mark riding down the track with our beauties

 

 

 

 

I got down there on the quad today and managed to walk Bella to her dinner bowl 😉

 

 

 

Bella’s off…come on Stormy
what are you waiting for 😉

 

 

 

 

Sun 15th Dec

Well it’s been over a week again since seeing the geegee’s but today I got out and had a great wee session with Bella. She was very happy to see me and I took her into one of my main round pens, we connected by doing some S2M together and a bit of other games too but only to get her mind/energy and our breathing connected and not to go fast or anything. She was fab and after a very short time I decided to take her headcollar off and put the rope over her neck and work like that with S2M. She was SO connected that I quickly decided to just see how we could walk at Liberty together….I was surprised and very happy that she stayed connected to me with only one run off but with a great draw back. She seemed very happy to play with me and I think she’s missing me as much as I’m missing her.

On a good note I am not using my ‘moonboot or crutches’ anymore and although my heel operation has been 6 weeks now it is still quite sore and my achilles and calf muscles aren’t working fully still yet, that will take quite a long time with some serious physio over the next few months…BUT I’m happy to potter about more than before and to make sure I don’t over do things.

 

With rope over her neck

 

 

 

 

 

At liberty, S2M and close circling

 

 

 

LOVE that DRAW 🙂

 

Here is a short video of us working for the first time on ‘liberty close circles’ 😉

 

 

Mon 23rd Dec

Today got out with the horses to take their rugs off and managed to have a small play session first at Liberty with Story in a roundpen and then online with Bella.

 

So LOVELY to see both beauties today…even the sun came out for us.

 

 

 

Happy to see me as I’m happy to be with them 🙂

 

 

 

 

I also managed to start working on some familiarisation, approach and retreat and treat training to help Bella start to tolerate and then accept the noise of Velcro. She really over reacts to it and it’s everywhere nowadays, on rugs, gloves, jackets etc SO I really need her to get used to it. We did a short video showing our first session…

 

 

Weds 24th Dec

Well it’s Xmas Eve and although we normally only bring the horses to the house when bad/snowy weather is forecast we decided that we normally have bad weather at this time of year and the horses have always been with us at the house by Xmas Eve so why change that habit. We really enjoy them being at the house and it makes it more Xmasy with them here with us SO we went and fetched them home this afternoon. Happy Xmas everyone….

 

 

Sun 29th Dec

Today Mark, Storm, Bell and I went for a wee walk in the grass opposite our house. We’ve often taken herd members across here for some walking in-hand exercise, some agility fun and to graze but this was Bella’s FIRST time over there and  first time really ‘going out’ for a walk with us. She was a big sceptical at first but then her curiosity got the better of her SO I spent time walking when she wanted to walk and then halting and waiting when she needed to stop and look about.

She was happy and calm with me, didn’t worry where Stormy went and we managed to ‘play’ our normal games as we went about (which is how they’re supposed to used). We did S2M transitions, me being on either side of her, backing up, half circles through gaps, grooming (familiarisation), moving her hq’s when changing directions and moving her forehand when walking together for turns away. She was lovely and calm and it was lovely to take her out for an hour or so.

She didn’t realise that she could graze in-hand either and wasn’t really interested in the grass but when she spotted/smelled the heather sprigs she and Stormy tucked in big time 🙂

 

😉 And Mark had a good time with big Stormy too 🙂

 

Tues 31st Dec

For the last day of the year and decade we take the horses back to their big field. They get more exercise searching for grazing there and there has been no rain or snow to keep them at the house now…we will bring them back when that happens…but for now they can enjoy the bigger freedom of the 10 acres with hill stream to keep them happy 🙂

Mark riding Storm back to the field and leading Bella. They worked together very well, calm and easy. The whole field is open for them now including the steep hill, they will find some grass there.

 

 

Down on the flat part of the field in the glorious winter sunshine…and then eating hay together at dinner time 🙂

 

 

The end of 2019, missing all our horses that have passed, Fortune, Holly, Solly & Tara but looking forward to some new adventures in 2020 with Stormy & Bella  🙂

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Predator vs Predatory

Whilst watching a very interesting docu-film recently I discovered something I was initially aware of as a child but which I forgot about. Scientific discoveries and processing our teeth shows that we are actually NOT PREDATORS.

Predators have sharp, pyramidic teeth for tearing flesh, just look at a dog. We have some ‘canine’ teeth, which are used for fighting which funnily enough other prey animals can have including horses.

SO, from now on I will not be calling humans predators, but that we can be ‘PREDATORY’ in our behaviour 

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Bella – November 2019

Sun 3rd Nov

 

I’m out of action for a while after having heel surgery on Halloween but the horses needed to be taken back to their big field until Winter SO Mark took them back down there…Riding Storm bareback and leading Bella from him. He said they were very well behaved and really enjoyed a wee yeehaa when let off back into the big field. He also opened up the hill grass for Autumn, I’m sure they’ll really enjoy that 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stretching their legs in the big field feels GOOD…also having a lovely roll….mucky girl

 

 

 

Oh and a very muddy boy Stormy >

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weds 6th Nov

Am missing the horses a lot whiles not able to do anything at all for a while with foot out of action, even once I start to ‘walk’ again it will take quite a while to get my heel/leg back to normal SO Mark took me down to the big field to have some equine cuddles…..just what the doctor ordered 😉

 

They didn’t have any worries about my crutches, my wobbling walk or the plastic bag on my moonboot

 

 

 

 

Stormy wanted to check out the plastic bag on my foot….Bella was fine with it too but not so interested in it, well there was no food in it for her. lol.

 

 

 

 

Bella was fine with me ‘hand grooming’ her, getting the dried mud off her neck, side and bum. I held onto her withers for stability and she was a very good girl standing still for me to hobble around her.

 

 

 

Such a good girl AND Stormy didn’t bat an eyelid when I asked for a theraputic Storm-Hug with my crutches flailing over his back 🙂

 

 

 

 

And…last but not least Bella and I had some connection kisses <3 SO lovely to spend some time hanging out with them, it’s going to be some time before I can ride again but hopefully once I start to get a bit better I can do some ground work play whilst sitting down 🙂

 

 

Thurs 14th Nov

While still not being able to walk without crutches I’m not able to see the horses everyday but Mark took me down to them today for a wee visit. They seemed genuinely happy to see me and think Bella has missed me and her play sessions quite a lot. It was lovely to have lots of hairy hugs and kisses and it was also fab to see Bella hasn’t forgotten any of our training…she, and Stormy, were STARS.

First of all I groomed Bella and her ‘Ground Tying’ is coming along in leaps and bounds and made it possible for me to ‘hobble’ around her without her moving and without me having to hold her rope…

 

We then had a very very good play session with me sitting down on the mounting block and for the first time Bella had a 22′ rope on her, very proud of all she remembered and tried for me and how well our communication and connection was.

 

< Bella circling really nicely

She was good on moving out on the circle to go around a jump wing before coming back to me >

 

<FIRST ever backup on the 22′ line and she did it with smooth enthusiasm

Backup over a pole too went pretty well >

 

 

< Fabulous Fig 8’s and I stayed sitting down the whole time >

Bella went up on the pedestal with front feet no problem today (pic below)

 

 

Bella was also extra special in helping me to ‘hop’ back to the mounting block…..I held onto her neck/withers and mane and she wasn’t worried or spooked by my hanging onto her, the plastic bag on my ‘boot’ or my crutch…super star girlie 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also had some lovely ‘moments’ of connection and friendship today….with sweet Bella hanging out while I played with Stormy too…

 

< Storm backing over pole…Bella watching intently from both sides >

 

 

 

< Bella hanging out with me while I play with Storm

Bella being super sweet with me >

 

 

< Both horses were precious today, hanging out, playing and being so gentle around me

A very special ‘moment’ with sweet Bella >

 

 

 

 

Sun 17th Nov

Bella has only just been with us for over 4 months and I love that Bella and Stormy are now so bonded. When Bella first came she was very hungry, slightly underweight  and orientated on feeding herself as if she had another baby inside to feed. We don’t think she’s ever had a bucket feed and we feed twice a day to give them something other than grass in their bellies so it’s taken a while for her to understand we won’t let her down on feeding and she can relax and not try to pinch Stormy’s food too. So it’s especially brilliant to see that our two beauties can eat together without fussing each other off the hay 🙂

 

 

Wed 20th Nov

Slowly our track system has been expanded to allow the horses all of the hill grazing. Tonight, at their dinner time, Mark opened up the whole acreage to the horses, the new bit not having been grazed on all year so what we call ‘standing hay’ really and they’re enjoying stretching their legs and eating the grass they’ve been looking at all year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs 28th Nov

Well today, after 2 weeks of not seeing horses due to recovery of heel operation and terrible wet weather I finally got down to see the dynamic duo for an hour or so and it was true therapy for my heart and soul. I found my SMILE again 😉 and I think they were pleased to see me too 🙂 🙂

As it had been quite a while since seeing/playing with Bella she was at first tentative but soon remembered all the good stuff she’s learned but often times with some excitement involved so we spent some time on each request finding relaxation for her and TBH she remembered and found it pretty quickly today. Was fabulous to be with her again, she definitely missed me as much as I’ve missed her <3

Some pics from today, first playing with Bella, then some hug time and finally a naughty bareback ‘sit’ on big Stormy….I could not resist and as my back, hips, leg leg etc are all sore from not walking properly due to wearing moonboot he really helped work those parts of my body to restore some semblance of harmony for me…thanks Big Storm 🙂

Draw & Drive and then some circling

Circles to right had some issues, she has got a bit sensitive on that side again and after some yeehaa moments she started to get over it quickly

 

 

 

 

 

Some fab sidepass circles with me pivoting today, she’s not done much of this but she did it with softness and a light cue

 

Fig 8’s remembered very well and in trot too

 

 

Ask for a draw towards off Fig 8’s and you can see she was ready to repeat left part of Fig 8 here but came back to me quickly once she realised it was a draw. With not being able to move much due to foot in moonboot/bag my signals/cues were more subtle….great way to progress 😉 lol

Storm wanted to do a bit at liberty with us so I asked for them both to back up together 😉

Sidepass along a pole, a first for her today >

Such flexible limbs/body she has 🙂

Sidepass other way great too

 

Circle and half circle over raised pole. She was okay going to the right but going to the left (with me on hard right side) was difficult, she got over sensitive and had a yeehaa but we stuck with it until she found relaxation and balance with that energy before we halted.

Trying to find relaxation and balance again.

 

Feet over the pole, sometimes 1,2,3 or all 4 forward and then back again 🙂

 

 

 

 

And sidepass off a pole a first today too

 

 

 

 

Huggles….

 

< Connecting nicely through play and relaxation >

 

 

 

 

< Teaching Bella to ‘hug’ me 🙂

Coming for treats >

 

 

 

< My two beauties

Stormy giving me a really BIG HUG here, he knows how to squeeze so nicely >

 

 

So a great afternoon for me, my heart and soul renewed  with my beautiful big girl Bella but one thing remained…..to have a wee sit/plod on big Stormy. I am SO glad we’ve done tons of Familiarisation with plastic as my moonboot is in one at moment when out and about to save it getting dirty, he was fine with it. Am also really glad he’s used to moving/stopping/turning from my breath/focus/weight cues as I wasn’t going to use my legs as left one still very sore. He did brilliantly and as soon as I got on I realised how squint and sore I was on my left side due to hobbling about in moonboot for last month. My back, hip, leg was all very tense and achy but after just a few mins of just being a passenger on him I felt the benefits as I allowed his  movement to move me and soften up my whole body. Thanks Stormy, you and Bella are the BESTEST therapy a girl could have 🙂 <3 xxx

 

 

Sat 30th Nov

Well Mark bought the horses home this morning not because of bad weather, although it was about -9 to -10 last night, but because both our quad bike AND our 4×4 car wouldn’t start (batteries we think)….totally gobsmacked but he walked the mile to their field and rode/walked them back home…at least I get to see them every day now which is a huge bonus as I’m just starting to walk about a bit now. SO for the last day of November Bella did exceptionally well walking back home with Storm and Mark and it definitely worked bringing them back earlier in the year as she was calm, quiet, happy to be in the paddocks and calmly using the bridge too 🙂

Here’s some pics of them coming home and in the paddocks….

 

Lovely to see them using the bridge calmly and happily

 

 

 

 

Breakfast at home, Bella ate hers then went and pinched some of Stormy’s too

 

 

 

 

And it was fabulous for me to potter about in the garden and see our two beauties watching me 🙂

Not sure if they’ll stay at the house for the whole of December but it’s nice to have them here for now 😉

 

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Want vs Need

This is about what we might WANT and what our horses NEED and how to find the balance so that progress can be made.

Often we may want many things from our horses, for them to fulfil our dreams in a competitive way is the big one but also many small ones such as we want our horses to be perfect, know how to engage their bodies or even just calm for grooming.

What I have noticed is that if we allow the horse the timeline (ie. They get to say what they can do when and where) and we help them by being non-predatory and kind then we all win. We find what we want by allowing the horse what they need and if we don’t there often ensues a predatory vs prey animal argument.

I wanted to talk about an eye opener for me when I brought our new horse Bella from the field she’d been in with Stormy, the first three months of her being with us, to our winter paddock behind our house. It’s just a mile down a lovely track and our herd have been doing this change for about 10yrs now. She was a bit sceptical about coming out of her ‘home field’ but was interested in her surroundings and willing to follow our big boy Stormy with his confident manner of the route and snatching at fab grass along the way. We allowed them to stop regularly for a good look about and chance to graze, which Stormy did but Bella didn’t apart from snatching at some silver birch branches.

It was interesting to see how much they were mirroring  each other, where they looked and  where they stopped. About half way home Bella, and then Stormy, deposited a poo each…like a sign post as to where they’d come and how to get back. We got them to their new ‘home paddock’, gave them some hay and allowed them to check out their new ‘digs’. Bella sometimes led the way, sometimes she followed Stormy but they stayed close together.

Over a few days it was also interesting to see how much he settled into things again and how she kept standing looking back to where the other field was…her ‘home’, but it was also very interesting to see how Stormy helped her. He never pushed her, made her go away from her ‘lookout place’ and he never insisted she follow him. What he actually did was pamper her in her lookout place, make sure she was watching and following him when we put out their meals and allowed her to feel safe, confident and calm before venturing away from her. He was making sure she was alright because he knew that once she was alright the herd was alright. He’s a very clever boy.

In the meantime I ‘wanted’ to take her for short walks, do some training and get on with what we’d been doing in the big field but I realised that what she NEEDED was more important that what I WANTED.

She needed to feel safe, to feel confident and happy in her new surroundings, to be able to be relaxed and responsive and not fearful and reactive here. For me to push her out of her comfort zone so early in a strange place would not have been conducive to a happy partnership between us. For me to allow her to settle and feel able to think while I asked her to do stuff I know she already knew was the best way to spend that time…time settling. I needed to think more like Stormy and less like a trainer.

 

I remember learning that horses have 5 Confidences and these are (THELL)

  1. Confident in THEMSELVES (Bella and Stormy are pretty confident in themselves)
  2. Confident in the HERD (Bella is confident in Stormy and also Mark and me too through consistent handling, feeding and play)
  3. Confident in their ENVIRONMENT (which with Bella had just dramatically changed with the new field)
  4. Confident in LEARNING (which she is getting better at but changing fields comes with a lot of near learning…where the water is, where the best grazing is, what are all the new noises around our house, being near a track where vehicles go along, seeing walkers and cyclists on that track)
  5. Confident in their LEADER (Bella is confident in Stormy because he allows her time to be herself, she is also confident in me as I also allow her time to be herself and to listen to the ‘thresholds’ she has with new things and places)

 

I like to think that being a horse ‘trainer’ (as we all are that have horses) should not be about the ‘goal’ or the ‘competition’ but about the needs of our animal, our Connection, Trust and Friendship and that we help our horses find relaxation when we’re with them whatever we’re doing  and with that anything is possible. Our priority should be about how to help them feel  calm, safe and  happy when they’re with us. We must never break that friendship or trust because it’s easy to lose but hard to gain.

 

Shelley – HorseSavvy