There's a young horse here named Goldie. She's 1/2 Morgan and 1/2 quarter horse I believe. When I came here last summer she was out on pasture and I didn't have too much chance to get to know her. When she arrived in the fall with another mare I was not sure I liked her at all. She was rude, pushy, dominant and not too trustworthy.
I've worked with her all winter long, at liberty only (no halter/rope) on very basic things like respecting my space, backing up before receiving mash/treats and of course, giving her LOTS of love and letting her know I"m trying to understand her perspective and respect her feelings as well.
Goldie is EXTREMELY sensitive, very quick in body and mind and PLAYFUL
She's had some t-touch training with a lovely local woman which is great. The only thing I saw missing was her exuberance and respect (she was still pushy after that training and non too happy - which it turns out was because she was probably at a level 2 founder already and in a LOT of discomfort).
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