Yesterday was a pretty big day for Charlie. His owners are hunters and they asked me if I could prepare him for gun shots while they are hunting. Well, there is no way to know how a horse will react in a situation no matter how hard you try to prepare them, but you have to try to prepare them for as many things as you can that they may experience in their new world with humans. So I started yesterday using a Australian stock whip that some from friends from the Snowy River country got for me a few years back. Charlie started out a little jumpy, but in just a few seconds he realized that I was not going or trying to hurt him and he settled down and just stood there. We will keep working on this till he goes home in January, and hopefully he will be ready for his first hunt.
Today he gets his first pair of shoes. My farrier has had lots of experience with colts so I'm confident that he will be just fine, but you never know. Will try to take pictures so you can all see..
Time for coffee.
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Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.