Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA
One-Eyed Mini Training - help?
I have a young miniature horse from a rescue society. She had many issues when we first got her, to the point where you couldn't catch her or touch her at all. Now she is extremely friendly and ties, grooms, leads, backs, picks up feet, and yields to pressure on the shoulders and hind (still working on it.) I've started her with some (very very) easy longing because I want to put her in a little cart eventually...it will be pretty adorable. :) 2 problems though...
minor...I can get her to whoa in the round pen, but she always turns inwards to face me.
less minor...she was born with a defect, and only can see in the left eye. I don't want to exercise her in one direction only, especially not in a small round pen. But obviously circle exercises aren't going to work for the other direction.
She IS very smart, and picks up on things quickly. What can I do with her?