I took Teddy to the trainer yesterday. It was silly, but hard for me to leave him. Even though I've seen this trainer in action and saw the horses he's trained. We talked about bits - I think they are called Mylar? And a type of bridle that's used for paso's. Never saw one before, but they look neat.
We actually chated for 2 hours. If it wasn't so darned cold yesterday, I'd have listened for another 2 hours! I saw this trainer, Mitch Carson, at the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Challenge of the Unwanted Horse 3 years now. I can't wait to see how Teddy and I do under his guidance.
Teddy's buddy Kumar is very lonely now, so I took him out for a graze, and a search of the farm for some obsticles I can put in the "paddock". I found tractor tires, logs, some branches he'll have to pick his way through and we are devising a teter-totter. A small one. I think I'll get a couple dozen pin-wheels to make a little field of them, for the horses to see. It's so much fun introducing them to new things. My tent, flags, a tambourine, whistles, an umbrella. I have some Christmas garland hung around for them to see. I like to garage-sale and be creative with what I can find at them, as far as things to show the horses. The tent was a lot less scary than I thought it would be for them. It's so much fun to play with "the boys".