Originally Posted by Elana
Now I have spent some time with "white" horses like this one.. and I find them to have a very interesting outlook on training and the business of living. The ones I have been around do not miss a thing.. but they are observant.. not particularly afraid of anything. I think it may be a genetic thing.. linked to their color. These horses stand out and the unobservant ones probably got culled pretty quickly in wild situations. How is this horse's disposition?
Years ago (1971), I rode mine on a 30 mile competitive trail ride. One of the parts of the ride required us to cross a large river. On the day of and the day before the ride it rained.. and rained.. and rained.. The river was high and very muddy.. and there were no other horses and riders when I got there. We had NO idea if the crossing was still good or if the high water had made it deep or unstable.
This horse never refused a water crossing and we got to this river and he seemed to understand the possible peril. He went across but every couple of steps he would put his head down under the water to check the bottom of the river bed to make sure there WAS a bottom.
I have lots of stories about this horse. I hope this one of yours is as good as the one I had. Yours has way better conformation and potential.
Right now he is kinda afraid of somethings because he has trust issues, but we are working on that. He is pretty funny though, I had a saddle pad on his neck and he bent down to graze and it slid right over his head and he just picked up his head like what happened. But be is pretty smart too, he can be afraid of things at first but the second time he is good with it. You can push a saddle off the side of him and he doesn't freak out or anything :) Posted via Mobile Device