Posted By Jim Fogarty

Blondie and riderBlondie and owner going home.
A relaxed mare and owner A relaxed mare Blondie and owner,
 Blondie Arrives

Her first day

A Healing Session

Healing session

 

Healing Process
A Healing process

 

Her first saddle and bridle

Her first saddle and bridle

Late summer we received a call from a horse owner.The owner and family competing and winning on a regular basis in Ireland and abroad had a dilemma their Mare had been away for 5\6 weeks and had been returned as un breakable.

The options were not great as the yard in question was a reputable yard.The future for the mare was not looking good.

The mare we will call her Blondie !! for discretionary purposes was very well bred and should do well.

We were advised honestly that she had an attitude for attacking,lunging and threatening with teeth and I mean serious,

Blondie arrived with 1.3.Metres of roap attached to her bridle.

And we started work.

Some photos are attached displaying some of her attitude but also her change.

From arrival to her going home all work was undertaken in a non violent way.

Some weeks after her arrival we sent a picture of he first saddle and bridle to her owners,their response was "Wow that's some change" and it was.

 

We continued our work all at her pace,this was difficult at times. I observed how the horse interacted with certain staff.

They saw it as a horse issue and would make silly statements such as "thats a dirty habit" and wanting to adjust the bit and tighten or fit nosebands,when feel was what was required.

It is interesting to note that people can be around horses for years and never learn, listening is difficult for some people  either way it's ignorance and need's re education.

 

Blondie certainly was challenging and what was fascinating was how soft and affectionette she is however this was  not always apparent.

Her owner came to  asess ride and collect her it was great to see that Blondie was so settled and all of this without breaking her spirit or causing her discomfort to overcome our problems and weakneses.

 

 


 
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