Current assessment and status: In Training
This handsome boy is progressing well. We’ve spent a lot of time on groundwork, helping Rex learn how to soften and move through his body in a more relaxed way. When something startles him or makes him nervous, Rex’s first instinct is to leave the scene, and so it’s extra important that we can move his feet in those moments and bring his attention back to the handler. Rex has worn both English and Western tack, and while we’re not very experienced with gaited horses we’ve been riding him at the walk, trot, and canter, working on relaxation and softness in all gaits. He is a forward-thinking horse who can be nicely soft and responsive under saddle. Soon, we will begin taking him out on the trails. He is sweet and friendly, a pleasure to work around in the barn and stands quietly for vet and farrier.
Rex is currently in foster training at Horses with Hope in ME.
Stay tuned for more on Rex!