Ray and the Stallion!
Yesterday, while I was at the barn, Ray stopped by. Ray was here about a year ago. I met him while pickin in town. Anyway, he was back in the area and stopped by to say HEY! Ray is pretty afraid of horses in general He had some bad experiences when he was young and never got over them. Last year I got him in the round pen and let him work with a few horses. Well, he was back and wanted to give it another go. He did great and his confidence grew in the process.
There are lots of folks that have had bad experiences when it comes to horses and it has kept them from wanting to be around them. It takes time, like everything, to help people over their fears but I have done it a couple of times for folks.
These bad experiences come from the horse lacking respect for humans, in most cases, and the human not knowing how to earn the respect of a horse. Takes time like I said, but it's worth the effort.
To late for coffee.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.