|4 yrs ago in Indiana|
A little over 4 years ago we went to pick up Rosemary from Indiana. She was not interested in being caught for her vet check. When it came time to catch her to load on the trailer, Mom and I used cookies to gradually draw her to us and get the halter on. Rosemary had a very vanilla personality for the first few months we owned her. She definitely had her "company" face on. Thankfully her personality started to come out. Even our vet saw the change in her.
Rosemary is very much a "people" pony now. She loves to mingle and check out what is happening. So in between rain showers we took the dogs for a walk on trail and I took Rosemary too. She would change who she walked by depending on who was talking to her. Partway through Mom said to go ahead and put the lead line over her neck. I did and she followed right by us. At the top of a hill, she stopped to search for acorns.
|Contemplating on the hill|
She had to decide whether to come down to us or not. Eventually she did, following me over a little jump. We walked back up the hill and she was again looking for acorns. We called her, but kept walking. I looked back to see her trotting up the hill to catch up. After that she was a little quicker to stay with us knowing we would just keep walking. You could see how happy she was to be out with us. We loved the fact that we could give her that freedom. How many people can say they can walk their horse "off leash?"
Larry walked her today, but did not believe Mom and Peggy when they said she could walk without being held. I'm sure Rosemary was okay with it since she would do anything for Larry.
|Still have a ways to go|