Saturday, September 6, 2014
Jen Hill And Manny
Sacred Man is a young Choctaw of considerable promise. He came to us 6 days ago. Less than a week of being outside 24/7 with good grass hay and some grazing settled him down a lot. Friday morning several of my little girls worked him in the round pen and gave him a heavy round of de-spooking.
Jen arrived and I told her that if she felt that he was of good mind for it she could get a hackamore and pursue the matter further. She reassured him wonderfully, one step at a time, foot in--foot out, 1/2 mounts--then mounting , then riding, and even trotting a bit.
Jen might have been the best person to take on the task at that moment in the horse's life. She rides with light, gentle hands, is a calm confident rider, and is in first rate physical condition. There was a word uttered that his horse had significant bucking ability.
Such a horse needs a rider with strength.
Jen is the best young farrier that I have encountered. She understands natural horsemanship; which means that she understands horses. It is a lot easier to put a good trim on a horse that one does not have to fight while seeking to trim/treat/improve/heal that horse's hooves. Farriers like Jen don't fight horses.
She does great work, trims many of the horses in our horse lot, and helps train several others. If you have a horse in Tidewater Virginia you should be in touch with her.
Posted by Steve Edwards