May 17th –
Cindy picked up Lucero earlier this week. He was overjoyed to see her, and perked up before he could even see her trailer. It was adorable. This is a clear example of how these animals latch onto a human, and even show affection.
So Lucero is back in Wilmore loving life – I will continue to work him a couple of days a week, just from the comfort of his own home 🙂
Cindy dropped off Gracie, another full Akhal-Teke, for a two week brush up before she stars in the kid’s summer camp that Cindy runs for horse loving kids. Gracie happens to be one of my favorites. She has a sweet disposition, even when she is in stressful or new situations. While she is with me my friend Autumn (who rode Luc at the end of the intensive training: https://lucero30dayintensivetraining.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/day-30/) will be taking the reins if you will.
Autumn was trained at Asbury University in Equine Training and has several accomplished training projects, including one that was recently sold to a police department as a police mount.
We will be working on getting Gracie to relax and stretch her neck easily, as well as standard conditioning. Goal is to have a horse who can happily work for a solid 2 hours and be more relaxed at the end than she was at the beginning.
“O you afflicted one, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, your gates of crystal, and all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children, In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake”
Written and ridden by Autumn Cole:
Day 6 with Gracie: she’s starting to relax into the bit and we’re building that good muscle! She’s very willing to please with a sweet and gentle disposition. She’ll be set for the kid’s horse camps in no time. And how about the akhal teke shine?! Just gorgeous ☺️
Check out this video of Gracie demonstrating the Akhal Teke’s perfect performance in stressful situations: