Lyra growing up
Winter on the farm

A Pony For Winter

"Teddy" has come to my farm to learn how to drive and to learn all the manners that come with it.  He will follow me to Circle F Stables to continue his training through the winter.  Teddy is a great representation of the Norwegian Fjord breed.  He is well built, has a sweet personality and lets his "pony" characteristics out when you're not paying attention!

DSC07639

DSC07644

DSC07649

DSC07676

DSC07683I like to introduce driving to a horse with an open bridle.  Even though I will put blinkers on eventually,  I feel horses understand steering more quickly when they can see you guide them through body positioning.  Plus, it can be more reassuring to them. 

DSC07694Teddy and I will continue the ground work and driving until he can do it around the property and down the road.  Working through real-life, outside-the-ring distractions is key before introducing more tack.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.