Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Good News Is...

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...Red will be leaving in ten more days.

The bad news is...Red will be leaving in ten more days.

He's come so far, yet we've barely just begun. Still not allowing his halter on and off; I can't really even touch his face. Not picking up feet. Slow to load (though we've done it, and hauled.) Wanting to be friends, but not ready to give up his sense of self preservation. Each day he gets closer, but the improvement is barely visible unless you go back a week, or two...or three. Or more.

I'm very excited for Red's adopter. She's going to really love this horse, and I'm so happy that she's going to be willing to give him the time he needs to develop into his full potential.

5 comments:

Blob said...

You've done a lot of great work with him. Even if he doesn't feel totally there yet, the foundation you laid is going to be a huge help for his adopter and for Red from this point forward. Early/first experiences play such a pivotal role.

Does this mean you'll be heading to the corrals soon? Or does this mean a lot more tika time?

Tracey said...

Tika time!

Of course...this weekend we pick up a yearling for Darling. But shhh...it's a surprise for the blog readers, so don't tell anyone, okay?

Blob said...

I'm definitely excited to hear more about Tika on the blog (and the secret project).

Candy Lee said...

Hmm. Maybe it has to do with his name. All of the "Red's" I've know have either been canterous old stinkers, fiesty wild women, or nasty mean dogs. Maybe he is just thinking he has to live up to the name, but not sure he wants to. Maybe you should nickname him Blue and that may change is identity crisis. LOL...

Tracey said...

LOL, Candy... Well, we'll see if his new momma changes his name. Maybe he'll have a complete transformation!