Today , a day off 2 months old, I took Tru out with his Mom, and big friend Popeye. I lead Sarah off Pop and the little guy followed along. We traveled up the rd a bit to the trail head and had a couple trots and a couple breaks to munch on grass. Bugs were horrific.
When Tru found an opening on the way home he decided to be adventurous and scoot ahead of us. Too funny! So great to see him explore uninhibited. He is developing so well. He is confident in most things. Still has an opinion which I acknowledge and move through if need be.
On our rd ride back to barn he decided he would lead us home. Popeye looked at him like , “Yeah right, shove over and get back in line”. Pop stuck his nose out to Tru’s butt and shoved him lighlty. Tru took the hint and moved over and let us thru and he snuck back in behind Mom.
He loves Poppy and has a healthy respect for his size( in comparison). In fact I think he really looks up to him. I love going to the barn and seeing Sarah, Tru and Pop sharing a stall together, just chillin’ and staying cool.
Allowing Tru to grow and explore and devolop as naturally as possible is such a gift. Im so happy I know what I know. Raised Sarah( Mom) the same way but I know more now and have a real level of confidence in “My way” of doing things, “Hybrid Horsemanship”, than I did then ( 8 yrs ago).
Tru is teaching me already. What works and then again what doesn’t. Then, how to find a way that works for him while still not micro managing.
I can totally understand how easy that would be and how much more time effecient it would be … but not gonna happen here! We will take the time it takes!
Stay tuned for more updates!