I already have one journal thread going in here about my move to Canada from the UK, but I wanted to start a separate one purely about my work with my two big furry boys. As this is not in keeping with the request for one thread per member, I can only hope that the nice moderators don't publicly burn my journal and put me in the stocks over this.....pretty please
My two horses are both Canadian Horse geldings
A 16.2 (or more, I haven't actually measured him) big black solid chap. Looks like a draught, but really is a purebred Canadian. 8 years old in 2013. Not got much formal education in him, but is very laid back and has done a little bit of trail rides, obstacle work etc in his life. Last spring he went for a try out with the Mounties. I bought him in September 2012.
He is large, and not easily spooked. He is the dominant horse in the field, and doesn't get pushed around by anyone I think that a common mistake with a Horse like him is to try to be 'overly dominant' to manage him. Certainly, I have fallen into this trap a little bit myself. But he has a brain, and sensitivities just like a more 'flyweight' horse and I must learn to tap into this. When he opens up to love you, it's a big old hunk of love.
A 16.1 chestnut chap, five years old in 2013. Sensitive, responsive, curious, willing, a little bit uncertain of himself in this big old world. He has been started, but I have done little with him since he came in September. A very loving boy.