Ellie was used as a “pulling pony” before she came here, but I’d like to turn her into a kid’s pony for at least trail riding, maybe more. I can just picture her popping over little jumps with her wild mane braided with red ribbons. :)
Ellie had a heart murmur when she got here, but it was unclear at the time if it was just because she was emaciated or if it were a more permanent problem. I completely forgot to have Doc check for it the last time he was out, but will have him check the next time. For now, I’m just going to keep things slow with her and stick to longing, voice commands, ground driving, and sacking out so that she’s ready for whatever a little kid will throw at her. I hope to get started with her training this coming week so check back soon!