Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Who knows these days
Edit: Okay, my post got totally deleted. Not cool.
The short version: He has definitely had some extensive desensitization training, however he is also very curious of anything new. We've thrown tarps on him, thrown the whip all over/next to him, and even accidentally thrown a ball at his head with not a reaction. The only thing he seems to be afraid of is the indoor in bad weather.
The saddle is not a great fit, I'm going to mess around with it (it is a Wintec) and change us the gullet/riser system. If that doesn't work I'm going to try some other saddles.
We have been doing tons and tons of lunge work/other ground work, and Parker has generally been very good with it. Every so often he'll get hyper and throw a little bit of a hissy fit, but he is starting to shape up and feel his oats so it is too be expected.
“Thoroughbreds are the best. They’re lighter, quicker and more
intelligent. The best of any breed is the Thoroughbred horse, the best
of that breed is better than any other breed." - George Morris
Last edited by EliRose; 03-09-2013 at 11:15 PM.