My new pony : Glasswing

Today my new pony arrived from Iowa. She is tiny and delicate and has spots on her body that remind me of the planet Jupiter. Beautiful and unusual. Although she is 5, coming 6, she feels like a younger horse. She seems new to the world and clearly doesn’t expect much from me in the way of information, reinforcement or comfort. Despite being  nervous today, she was very polite with her body and her space which is a lovely natural quality in any horse. She is very nervous about not having a “pasture buddy” yet, which is reasonable, as she has spent the past year hanging out with her equine friends in a field. I am so excited to chronicle her change from a polite but tuned out pony to a fully engaged, trusting partner. Magic;)

3 thoughts on “My new pony : Glasswing

  1. I love this line “She seems new to the world and clearly doesn’t expect much from me in the way of information, reinforcement or comfort.”

    So much like Kyra.

    They are on the same journey.

  2. @ Heather: It is the normal state for most animals who haven’t been exposed to positive reinforcement, I suppose. That kind of blank state/blank slate used to bother me when I was a younger trainer because the absence of a language scared me a little, but now I see it as pure potential…
    @ Keshav: You are welcome! Thank you for reading about my adventures with my horses

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