Here’s an update from Terry, who rode Lacey in the recent Joel Conner clinic:
Lacey did wonderful in this past Joel Conner clinic! She was forward and willing and kept a good attitude for most of the workshops. She is still young and at 4 there is just only so much arena time you can take in a day so I was mindful to take breaks and to put her away on a good note and not make her work past what she could handle. Since the clinic there have been some great changes in her and we are having a lot of fun. She is very connected to me and tends to be respectful once she knows you. Since she still tries to be naughty some times, we are only having the barn managers or volunteer riders handle her. This has made a big difference and she is leading better and more respectful to her handlers. Baby has to try right? I am really pleased with how far she has come and excited to hit the trails more with her this summer!
Terry.…couldn’t you adopt Lacey ?? I see the bond, I know cause we had it.…she can be so naughty but it’s obvious you have done an amazing job with her.….actually…I rarely thought of her behavior as bad…the wild babies grow up in more of a survival mode than the domestic…if something touches your rear…it could be a mountain lion…not a loving hand…you are amazing..thank you for what you have done for Stevie and Laces.….
Oh I do LOVE this little red head. I am sure she will be in my life for some time and when the right family comes it will be perfect! Until then she has all of us here at SAFE. I agree with the survival reaction with the kicking out. I am glad she is finding support from me and knows I am not there to hurt her. I enjoy her very much and so honored to help her through this part of her journey.