Punkin, my Wood/Fire(Jue Yin) pony, went on his first adventure off the farm. I hauled Punkin and my Fire horse temperament, Cerise, to a local ranch horse versatility clinic. We did not compete but spent the day hanging out around the arena and out in the parking lot around all the other horses and activity.
Punkin’s eyes were as big as saucers and he wanted to personally meet every other horse. He introduced himself with lots of low nickers but all the other horses were busy and did not have time to visit. Punkin kept his eye out for Cerise since she was his traveling buddy.
With all the sights and sounds I did not expect Punkin to stand still. Whenever he wanted to move I simply took that opportunity to guide his feet where I wanted them to go. As a Jue Yin horse temperament, Punkin can get a bit stuck in his feet so the added energy worked out great. Most of the time, Punkin stayed politely at the end of the lead but occasionally I would tap him on the shoulder if he lost his composure and tried to push into me.
Punkin drank water well and ate all of his hay when he was tied at the trailer. He did have a bit of a temper tantrum when Cerise got out of sight for few moments. Once again, this was a great opportunity for him to move his feet and realize he could handle the situation. We all had a great time. Madalyn
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