She is in our Foundations Program to help her with some troubles her owner and trainer have been experiencing. For example, she does not trailer well alone. In fact, in a straight load trailer she has climbed into the manger in a panic. Not good. She doesn’t settle well when she travels to shows (she’s and her owner compete in Eventing) and becomes totally attached to the horse she trailer to the show with. Not good. And there’s more…..
After an initial evaluation, I felt that this mare was not emotionally fit. When it comes to horses, I consider three areas of fitness: Physical, Mental and Emotional and all are equally important, especially for the competition horse.
To make a long and involved story short, after 3 weeks of making good progress at her barn, the owner and trainer decided to send her in for some intensive work to help her “get back to a relaxed, safe, and enjoyable horse”.
I thought it might be fun to look at her as a case study and hope you enjoy hearing her story of her time with me at AHA.
Stay tuned for more!