Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
Annie has trained everybody who works with her to give her treats before she'll work. If you walk up to her with her halter she'll let you pet her all over, but raise that halter and you'll get the butt. If she's out, she'll walk off.
But if you have a mint or she smells a treat, she'll stand right with you and even put her nose in the halter for you. I can get her without treats, she's had too many comin ta jesus meetins over givin me the butt, but her lease girl and her new buddy brian still get the treats first treatment.
Annie impresses me every time I see her with a kid. She goes from being my impatient, demanding, willful mare to a calm, responsive, respectful mount. I've seen her stop when her lease girl gets off balance and even leaning to keep her in the saddle. You can see her thinking of where each foot is when she's led by youngsters (5-under). It makes me proud of her :)