Tucson watching cows!
Tucson and I spent the day yesterday making the big ride from Ted’s barn, where I keep outside horses for training, to our place. We encountered some new things for Tucson along that ride.
First we passed a windmill, drinker and black rubber mineral feeder all in the same location. Tucson was sure enough nervous as we passed by, but he kept his cool and we made a few zig zags to get thru the obstacle course. Then thru a wire gate. Not long after going thru the gate we came to 4 very scary black cows. I’m not sure if he has ever seen a cow before or not but from the way he acted I don’t think so.
His reaction to these things did not come as a surprise to me at all. He acted like any other young, inexperienced horse would act. The really good thing is, he did not loose his cool and try to get away or get so excited that I could not control him. The ground work pays off here.
After we left the 4 scary cows, right away we saw a coyote, a pretty big one, and Tucson eyed him as we crossed over a saddle in the mountain. Not long after that, more cows. By now Tucson was still watchful but was starting to settle. A darn good ride. When we got to out barn I tide him to the hitching post and went for the truck and trailer for a ride back to Ted’s barn.
All of these issues Tucson has with cows or anything that he has not encountered before will just take time for him to get over. He will not be here long enough for that to happen, but his owner is certainly capable of getting him experience in the outside world.
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