cameo_07_15_13Cameo wants everyone to know she has been wearing a saddle for a few weeks now, but today was the first time it was put on while she was standing in the cross-ties.

You’ll notice that Cameo is wearing a chain in the photo. That’s because she is still learning how to lead like a polite little lady. When she leads nicely, no pressure from the chain is applied to her nose because Brittney leads her with a very loose lead line. But if she tries to bolt away while being led, she ends up applying pressure to her own nose. Even though she is small, she can be quite strong and has the strength to get away from her handler if she has a moment of being overly exuberant. It wouldn’t be safe for her if she got away and ran into traffic or into another dangerous situation.