During the last weeks we managed to get over Poldek’s fear of trailers. We even got to travel around the arena. Think of trailer loading as a process, and as Pat says take the time it takes so it takes less time. Before you drive your horse for couple of hours to a show, prepare him for it: take him in a trailer to his pasture or maybe hack him out and bring him back home in a trailer.
Now it’s time for Farys to build up muscles and get even more in shape. In the meantime Zuza will have to get used to a 5-meter foule and at least 400 horsepower in her Farrysari.
During our last ride we got (involuntarily) a right-lead canter, which, due to it being very difficult, so far we practiced only on the ground. As you can see it is often wiser to fix such problems On Line since it is easier for the horse to deal with them without the rider’s weight on his back.
Despite having only about a dozen of hours with a saddle on, Fiestina has already accepted, without a problem, four different riders; she is happy to take the lead during trail rides but neither does she mind being the last one. You can turn her easily in all gaits (no bit!) and stop from canter by bringing your life down. She trailer-loads beautifully, doesn’t mind showers or fly-sprays and is good with her legs. In the pasture she comes up to you, lowers her head for haltering and respects your personal space. All this makes her already a great and safe partner for little Anna and there is much more to grow from the seeds I planted in the last weeks. Now it’s all up to Anka Rancho’s team and I’m sure they will do great bringing her on!
Now it’s time for them to spread their wings and I myself can’t wait to see all the horses and their progress in September when I'll be back teaching in Poland!
Let me introduce to you: Fiestina and Piotrus Pan (Peter Pan)
Farys: new kid on the block
How the kids are doing