Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: East of Austin, Texas on 10 acres.
We have a lot of work to do with our girl. She is afraid of everything! This includes donkeys, cows, goats and electric fencing.
She's not at all afraid of dogs, tractors, quads or other horses. In one way, she's been super sheltered. On the other hand, she's used to being lead around by someone riding a quad and she's used to being in confined and cluttered spaces.
When we first met her, she was tied to a hitching post with barely enough room to stand. She had two fans blowing on her; another draft mare right next to her getting her feet trimmed; a row of lawn chairs with people sitting in them behind her as well as a pallet of shavings. She was also really close to a refrigerator that people were in and out of. None of this fazed her. We bring her home to wide open grassy pastures and she is terrified of everything.
Our acreage (about 10) is probably the most wide open land she's ever been on.
She lived in a hilly small paddock with nine other draft mares. Here, she only has Forrest and about nine acres to roam around on.
She is being difficult to catch and she walks all over us when we lead her.
We have work to do. She's a sweetie, but she needs time to relax and continued exposure to all the "dangerous" animals that live around us!
Last edited by texasreb; 08-12-2012 at 08:20 PM.