At the beginning of July, we got two temporary additions to our program. Chance (a 12-year old unbranded Mustang gelding) and Sandy (an 8-year old Quarter Horse mare) will both be staying with us for about three years while their "mom" finishes school. We are thankful to have these two loaners with us for awhile - we started them pretty quick into the program and they seem to fit right in. The pictures below show each of them with various clients throughout the past few weeks.
The top two pictures show Mary and Sandy working on basic lungeing. The pair then moved on to yielding over from sideways pressure.
These three pictures exhibit Chance following Shane across a bridge.
Here, Rachael and Chance were working on saddling and then explored the neighborhood.
In these pictures, Ronnie and Sandy were introduced and then did some work in the square pen.
Here, Chance is interacting with Talli while she soaks in his calm energy.
Dr. Laurie introduced Chance to Wesley, who led him over several poles in the round pen and helped him work on backing up. Afterwards, Wesley groomed Chance and focused on his calm and quiet temperament.
In this series of pictures, Ronnie introduced Sandy to some of the obstacles and the indoor arena at Pegasus Event Center.
From the pictures above, it's clear that these horses have already interacted with many different clients. We have been pleased with both of them, and look forward to continuing to work with them over the next few years.
Laurie has a PhD in Psychology and has a love for horses. She has taken these two attributes to do equine facilitated therapy. Basically she uses horses to make people feel better mentally.