Last week I had a call from Janet, who asked me if I could take in a three year old black miniature horse filly. Gillian had picked the little horse up last Sunday as a possible companion for another horse. But, sadly Shadow, as she was then called, turned out to be both a biter and a kicker. I'm well used to problem horses, which most people would give up on within a very short space of time. So I took her in. She arrived last Thursday. A very angry, scared little horse with not much prospect and an even worse background to go with her sad story.
We have got somewhere already in a short time. This is her this morning. Take a good look at the white showing her eye. She's very scared, uncertain but she came to me and that is a very good start. I gave her some hay and an apple for her brave step today. Ranger has already taught Shadia her place in the group. Right now he is keeping her out of the herd. She has to now behave herself if she wants to rejoin the group. I think she has found that finding her place in this world is going to take some hard work. One step at a time. I'll keep her progress updated as we go. This horse is going to be a lot of work to sort out.