This stage is very crucial for any wild or unhandled horse. Getting their hooves trimmed has to happen ASAP to keep them comfortable. It’s one of the hardest things for a horse to learn to accept us holding their legs up. They’re instinct is to run away from confinement or force. They know they’re vulnerable if their leg is stuck. In the wild that could mean life or death. Showing them it’s ok to have their legs held up happens over time with short sessions getting longer so they don’t feel trapped. Little Miss Mollie did so well you wouldn’t know she was wild just a few months ago! Very proud of her progress and the farrier wasn’t inconvenienced by a hooligan toddler which is always a bonus when they don’t mind coming back haha!
Mollie had her first pedicure!
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I specialize in problem horses, youngsters, horse rehabilitation and achieving softness and a better relationship between horse and their rider. I not only train horses but humans as well. Not your typical riding lesson but I can, if you so choose, teach you to train your horse! I’m always available to help answer questions or share photos or videos upon request to better illustrate my advice. I’ve mastered the “don’t break the bank” way of keeping your horse healthy and cared for while on a budget. If you walk into almost any large barn in Oregon you’re bound to meet a horse I trained or sold! I’ve trained over 623 horses and counting! I post updates as I receive them from clients and buyers. Thank you for taking the time to browse and hopefully learn something new! View more posts