I had a trail ride training session with my amazing coach today. A year ago, we got a second horse so my husband and I can go trail riding together. All has been going well, except now my husband wants to trot in the lead which makes my young horse freak out. So basically I learned that it is a process to prepare the horses mentally. Every time we change a variable we need to re-establish the rules, like going from the arena to the trails. I worked Toby in the arena for 15 minutes doing a few transitions. We practiced with one horse passing the other and halting. Then we practiced doing small trots and walking before trotting out for a while. We also separated the horses and met up again. Both horses did great, they were both totally calm. I'm so happy to have a plan of action so we can go on more adventures together.
I have been a Professional Animal Communicator since January 2016. I have been an animal lover and admirer for a very, very long time.