I got my first draft horse, Dave as an untrained yearling. He has grown into a picture, perfect Percheron and has learned so much in the years I have known him. He is a sensitive soul who takes exceptional care of me when we are together. He is definitely the herd leader. His qualifications for this job are that he is the biggest and the oldest (he is twelve). Intuition tells me that my horse is a reluctant captain. I'm not sure that he always enjoys his job but he does it because no one else can. From him I have learned that sometimes you just have to be the boss even if you aren't feeling that brave. Do the best you can and stand by your decisions. Be confident, strong and firm but not violent. Take care of the others who look to you for guidance and take your job seriously! Thank you Dave for your wonderful wisdom!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Anyone who has a connection with animals understands that each one has a distinct personality just like people do! It always amazes me how different my three draft horses are even though they are brothers (They all were sired by the same stallion). Their different personalities affect all aspects of my interactions with them. In the next few posts, I'll introduce you to my three boys starting with Dave, my first.