Why it took me so long to start him?? Well I started with Sammy, since I adopted him and I thought he would make a nice little trailhorse for our ranch. Well...that didn't turned out so well. Sam can get very aggressive and will charge if he feels that's the only way out. He also is not looking into getting a bond with either human OR other horses. He hates to be touched and worked with. If you still try he will just shut down and it's like working with a shell. Luckily the last couple of months he is changing and he actually has friends now. He also comes to greet me and the last time I took him out and worked with him he really tried. So he will be ok some day but it is a longer journey with him than any of the other horses.
Sam and Jim look like twins, the way they move, they way they look, the way they take off together like DO NOT GET NEAR ME! I was a little discouraged by Sam, had a lot more horses to train so Jim was somewhat on " the back burner". Until now!
I took some pics of our first session in the roundpen and I took him true the obstacle course.
Started in the roundpen with the flag...what is this scary thing?
After about 10 minutes. Ow, ok it's just a flag I can handle that if you don't move it too fast.
What are those?? WHAT? I need to go true there....are you serious?
Well so far I could trust you, so you might be a good person..I will do it.
You know there is a shower curtain trying to attack me don't you????
pfff glad you saved me from that scary thing.
|hmmm and you say this is the most scary obstacle of them all, according to all the other horses??|
|Soaking it all up in his stall for a couple of hours.|
|Then we made him a nice pen in the grass.|