Helping rescued horses find new careers and homes.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Hunter -- 10/25/08
Lacy came to see Hunter again today. Woohoo! They are the perfect couple. Mom Tammi brought along Lacy's daddy's saddle from when he was a little boy. It fit to a T. They will get it reworked for safety at a tack place and it will last for years. Hunter got ponied by stable old Joe on a long line and was great. He is so so so ready for a trail ride. They left his bridle and bit with me to condition him to it. You know, I'm just going to let pictures tell the story.
Untrained or unhandled horses are almost impossible to sell to good homes. These horses typically end up at the auction houses and are sold for cents on the pound to the meat buyer. If these horses were just given time and training they could find good homes instead, where they would be useful and cared for.
The sole purpose of this online journal is to chronicle the training and rehabilitation of the rescued horses that end up here at Horse Haven Holler. This is mainly for my own record, but may also be useful to any potential adopters.
I do not claim to be the best trainer or to know it all. I simply use the knowledge that I have picked up over the years from other trainers and riders that I have worked with. I don't use special gadgets or carrot sticks. Combine that with a little common sense and I usually end up with happy and ridable horses ready to move on to their new homes.