Finlay v Kids Part II

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So, after the previous attempt to get my big Jessie (Scottish for wimp) horse past the kid goats the following day I was determined we would have another try.

The tactics were – speed and leg yields!

We set off on our hack, roads were quieter so this was good start and ten minutes later we were approaching the huge scary feck off alien monsters from outer space! Time to change up a gear. Approximately 30 yards away he was already snorting, head up with a slightly elevated gait…. kick on!

Into trot, a very big bouncing trot with snorting. Cue left leg yield! Damn it, should’ve put a martingale on…. kick on!

One thing in our favour this time was the fact that the kids were not in clear view. I could see them behind the tall hedge but this gave me a better chance to getting him actually past the hedge. And past the hedge we went!! It wasn’t pretty but he did it!

Lots of pats and words of encouragement later I felt like we’d overcome a wee hurdle. Now all we had to do was walk back haha!

He did walk back, with less snorting and carry on. Maybe the thought of getting back to the safety of his stable away from these horse eating monsters was the motivating factor!

We will keep going this route until he calms down and stops trying to put me in the ditch, which is rather deep by the way with a nice thorny hedge along side it.. NO thanks pal!

Love him x    

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5 thoughts on “Finlay v Kids Part II

  1. This post as well as the one yesterday made me smile as I have watched my daughter over the years with various equine friends react in a similar manner. Horses are such interesting animals, one would think that there is little that would frighten them when in fact, a small butterfly can send them fleeing with fear. As you well know, with a great deal of patience & love, most seem to overcome the various “alien monsters” that cause them such panic! Big hugs to Finlay for facing his fears today!!!

  2. Horse are so scary to me, but so BEAUTIFUL, majestic. I’m fascinated by your ventures! I did horse riding ONCE, and was petrified when it went into a canter all by itself!!

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