We picked GC up just before Christmas, took him home, Phil trimmed his feet, and we started him on @cen_horse
Day after New Years we took him to the location of the 21 day clinic we are currently teaching, and began.
I have done 1 short session per day, starting at the very start, rebuilding relationship and listening when he communicates.
He’s thin and sensitive skinned, which means he doesn’t like to be brushed, so we worked on that.
He has major association with the snaffle, so we are working on that.
Yesterday I introduced the saddle, and while he had some anxiety to begin with, he overcame it quite quickly, allowing me to proceed with the process.
The theme with Ginger Coops this time around is ‘Manyana’ meaning ‘tomorrow’ - a reminder that we don’t have to get it all done today, that we will have tomorrow.
Do I have to go through this all again for my safety? Probably not. I could probably just get on and go, but that would be all about me and not much about him.
He’s enjoying the space I offer for his communication, and that I am listening to his concerns, along with his comforts.
For the Horse