Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Must have for the first few days = Steel toe boots (sturdy footwear will suffice). Spending time with your new pony is the best thing, this is a great opportunity for you to establish that your going to be his rock. He might not seem interested that you are there, and will likely be pacing around trying to keep busy by eating, but trust me - he enjoys your company. Horses do not like to be alone. I found just being in the pen with my horse, talking with him, grooming all without a halter. Give him the option to run off and do his thing in the pen, he will come back when he's ready, and you can continue to brush and play with him. Have fun!! And don't forget your gloves if you decide to do some lunging without your trainer.