Now meet Hudson, a gorgeous horse that I will be working and riding with! I met him when I was asked to do a bodywork session with him, since he was lame at the time. A very grounded solid but sensitive guy that really enjoyed our sessions. Just 14 years, so in the prime of his life!
After coming to Northern Ireland in April 2019 I did not have a horse to care or ride and missed it terribly. I started helping Terri, the owner, out now that he could not be ridden. He could not go into the field so to option to have someone extra to take him out was very welcome.
I started out with just wandering around Gransha Equestrian Center together, since it is pretty big. Just getting to know each other a bit better. From there I moved into more “training” like sessions. Trying him out “in hand” and on the long reins. This was all new to him so I took it easy.
After a chiropractor session I started with riding him. Or maybe I should say that I extended my “in hand” work with ridden work in walk. Working on his balance and helping him with apparently new but healthier movement patterns. We have progressed to trotting and he is doing fine. As you can see he has had a morning out in a field by now 😉
In the future I will write more about how we progress together!