SAFE volunteer rider Casey A worked with new girl Asha during the groundwork portion of last weekends’s Joel Conner clinic. Here’s what she had to say:

I worked with Asha for the groundwork portion of the clinic all three days. This was the first time she had been worked since arriving at SAFE, and she did great! She is quite responsive to a feel, so she settled in quickly and thoughtfully. Though concerned about the flag and rope initially, by the end of day three, she was ok with the rope dragging through her hinds and the loop over her rump. She does have trouble changing eyes, particularly left to right, but we got a big change by the end of the clinic. Asha is a great horse, and she is going to make an awesome partner. I look forward to continuing our groundwork in preparation for starting her under saddle.