Join Date: May 2008
Location: Jersey girl in Northern California
Agreed. When I moved WIlly, I gave him a good three weeks to settle in before I asked him to work. This doesn't mean we didn't ride. But, lots of walks with him around the property, meeting new horses, just walking around the arena, etc. We did some bareback rides down to the pond and just chilled. These times are fun for your horse and help them adjust without being asked to work right off the bat.
Good luck :)
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