In 2021 I competed at Road to the Horse, which was actually held in Texas instead of its typical location in Lexington, Kentucky due to the Covid outbreak. For the competition, I chose a 6666 Ranch red roan colt, which I later named Dandy. After the 2021 competition, I then got the opportunity to purchase Dandy and have continued his training at home. This month I wanted to share an exercise for consideration in your colt starting program at home.
When it comes to working with our horses and building up their confidence, ponying can be a great way to work toward those goals. From leading a pack horse with a job to do, to simply getting a young horse more experience and handle, ponying is a great way to help in our horsemanship journey.
Have you seen our beautiful pictures? If you follow us on social media or have ever been to our website, you may wonder how or where we capture that beautiful imagery.
A few weeks ago, I attended an extreme trail clinic with my Thoroughbred/Appaloosa, Indy. What may surprise you, however, is that neither Indy nor I have ever done anything like that before! If you follow our blog posts, you may remember my background and training is mainly in the English discipline.