Today we had a cute little girl come out to try Pogo. I was very excited as it sounded very promising and like an appropriate situation for the horse and the rider. The girl was looking for a horse she could "grow with" and Pogo is just that kind of horse. Although he is only 4, he is awfully forgiving and never holds a grudge. Should you "mess up" he takes it in stride, may or may not react (And if there is a reaction it's not too bad) and then moves along to the next thing. Just as an example, the girl got a little thrown out of the tack when jumping, but on her next approach, there was nothing different, no anticipation of "something bad" or "something different" he just gave her the best he had. 

It took a little bit of the girl figuring him out and also for Pogo to figure her out as well. I think they both adapted well, and there was a vast improvement from start to finish. We ended with a nice hack around the property so she could get a feel for him on the trail, which I think they both really enjoyed. 

They decided to take him on trial for a week, and will be leaving for that in the near future, I am keeping my fingers crossed that all works out well for the two of them. They are very cute pair and I do think that this girl will be able to teach Pogo a lot and grow with him, and Pogo can teach her a lot as well. Until then, he will keep up in my program and I will keep everyone updated. I wish I cold have 
 


02/04/2015 19:46

We ended with a nice hack around the property so she could get a feel for him on the trail, which I think they both really enjoyed.

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