LeynaProof - omg those pictures are FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing those. Looks like it was a fun ride.
Roadyy - glad you got a horse for the darling daughter. Hope he works out.
Biscuit will take a little work. I am constantly stunned that he reverted to the spooky horse I bought 2.5 years ago. I took him down to his pasture today to eat his food in the little pen. After he was through took him out and was letting him eat grass. A huge black horsefly landed on his shoulder and he rippled his muscles to move it. I reached over and lightly smacked the fly. OMG Biscuit shot away from me sideways like I had hit him with a cattle prod. I am working with him with the Parelli game one. I took him back to the barn and got out the lounge whip and held the popper and rubbed it on him. Gave him a treat. More rubbing and then popping it on the ground. That made him a little uneasy...another treat and more popping. I then was swishing it back and forth in front of his hooves and that made him uneasy. Another treat and calm words. I ended by putting him in the arena, taking off the halter and he followed me around, stopping him and rubbing his face. He would turn his head to his shoulder to avoid my touch until I would talk calmly to him.
It is like starting over.
I talked to my cousin today and when Biscuit laid down in the water this weekend with KD, she tossed the reins over his head to cousin's hubby while KD was dumping water out of her boots. Kellie said Biscuit was pretty upset when she did that.
Back to square one every day. It took me a good 6 months to get this horse's trust when I first got him and I have to start over! Dang!