Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Learning Journey



Any teacher will tell you that the most precious, priceless moments are those when the student does well, overcomes a difficulty, and loves the learning journey! Cristel, this young thoroughbred filly, is yet to be weaned from mum, and was exceedingly nervous and scared of humans (and everything else!). Of course, in Wild Horse Kingdom, these are excellent survival traits, but not so beneficial to a domestic horse! Early (natural) handling of young horses is so valuable - my own arab stallion was imprinted by me and is a delight: trusting, confident and respectful - in sharp contrast to this scared filly who was acting entirely on instinct! This was a beautiful moment, when she chose to stand with me, and I'm taking a well-earned breather! Smile says it all ...