Tuesday, January 22, 2013
After years of discussing it, and myself training for several months a few years ago on a 20 year old master horse, Clooney has taken the journey to a classical dressage trainer. I really like the trainer, and we have been friends over the years having got to know each other at the various Horse Fairs we attended. Sebastian is somewhat young, but continually works on his own education with top trainers around the world, and has years of intense experience in the dressage world. Yesterday, Clooney-man, or Mr. Mozart, as they call him due to his Mozart like white locks, got his first day in the roundpen with Sebastian. He was rather excited in a new place, and of course the trainer lunges differently than natural horsemanship methods which I practice, so I was in there helping explain the methods I use so that communication would go more smoothly. In the end, I was up on board for 15 mins in a relaxed walk to just cool him down. I couldn't get any images of him yet, but here are a couple of him with the farrier a few weeks ago. Sadly, I had to roach his mane because it was getting so frizzy so he doesn't look so Mozarty now.