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In a nut shell though, they are all stepping up to the role of therapy horse. Each one has one student and Rocky is soon getting a second student!
Dawn needs to be exercised before she starts her lesson, but each week she gets better and better. Lisa Foight has been lunging her prior to class and she is beginning to understand that it is time to work.
Holly has it easiest of all. She has the cutest little peanut riding her. She redeems my faith in horses though. I can take her out on a trail ride and she just goes wherever I want to go. She plods through water and mud and maneuvers through the trees as we trail blaze!
Playboy has really surprised me. He was in a lesson with a boy with autism. He is typically hard to lead as he always has somewhere to go! Instead, he took care of his rider even with 2 sidewalkers and a horse handler. He weaved trees and trotted with ease. He didn't blink an eye as we played ball. He also had Bill groom him the week before. He stood so still as Bill leaned on him as he was grooming him. It was as if he knew that Bill needed support. After he was groomed and Bill was tired, Bill sat down and held his fed tub and Playboy enjoyed slobbering all over Bill. It was so uplifting to see my man taking care of others!
I am hoping that I will be able to put up an electric fence this week so that I can bring in the new horses. This weekend I am hoping to bring in Okie and Gwen. Okie is a 20 year old Quarter Horse and has been a therapy horse before. Gwen is a 12 year old Percheron/Fresian gentle giant that has been used in vaulting a few years ago. I am excited to bring them on. I am hoping the next week they will be settled in so that I can bring Bubba (a 10 year old 16 hand thoroughbred) on board.