||Seven years old|
||Davis County, Utah, USA|
is both sweet and a handfull. He always keeps me on my toes, and
sometimes decides for me what kind of day we're going to have. He is very
bright, and if he has an issue with anything we're doing, we learn by
going through it. We do not compete besidees friendly races between
friends, and, not to brag, but he is a very speedy horse. His likes to eat
the crust off my sandwiches, and loooves any form of grain I can find for him.
He (Trygger) was flighty all day the other day, we walked into the arena
and he just spooked at one half of the arena no matter what I did to try
and help him. We walked, trotted, with me both in and out of the saddle, I
walked the boundary and looked for something, and found nothing. So, I
assumed he was just being a butthead and trying to be done.
Well, as the day got warmer, I had to take off one of my four layers (a
white sweatshirt). I stopped him, and my plan was to slip it off, put it
over the fence and just keep riding. Well, he was fine until I had it
completely off and put my arm out to drop it over the fence. He saw the
sweatshirt, spooked and took off (I'm still in the saddle at this point).
I held onto the sweatshirt, calmed him down and eventually tossed the
sweatshirt on the fenceline.
We continued on, I wanted to leave the sweatshirt for last. The reason he
was spooking in the one half of the arena was because my sweatshirt was
reflecting just enough off the calf chute, that it was scary. When he saw
the white, when I took off my sweatshirt, it spooked him.
So, after an awesome day ignoring the white sweatshirt, I hopped off,
grabbed the sweatshirt and took my other one off. I rubbed them all over
him until he was completely calm with them, and then hung them from the
saddle and made him walk so they continuously brushed his side.
He is a wonderful listener (most of the time, some days he likes to do
things his own way...) and is always very good to me. I love him!
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