My barn owner very generously allowed me to play with one of the horses she rescued a couple of years ago. His name is Maple and he is a Paint/QH When I first got to know him I met him out in his field. He was not very interested in meeting me and walked away. I waited him out and he eventually allowed me to come near him and give him a treat. It took a few days before he was walking up to me was interested in meeting me. I started bringing him in and playing with him on the ground. He is a nice boy and improving all the time. He was not happy about having his feet done and with practice is so much better about it now. He has learned to stand nicely in the barn and get tacked up with out objecting. He comes to me in the field and is happy to see me now. Food helps. :) He will stand at the mounting block to be mounted and wait while you get on. He is going well under saddle and learning well. Our riding journey is on hold for now due to me needing a hip replacement but we are still playing online and at liberty. Hopefully we can pick up when we left off in a few months.
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