Khianna has shown progress in her training with volunteer Jolene. The two are working diligently and their efforts are paying off. Here is a little about Khianna’s personality from Jolene:
“When Khianna first arrived, she was very fearful of most things; she was so tense and nervous that her skin even had wrinkles. I had gently touched her where a girth would be and it startled her so much that her knees buckled and she almost fell to the ground. It was my first experience with a horse this anxious.
In our training, I find that she is a complex horse who requires a calm and gentle approach as she learns consistent boundaries. Though her confidence is low at times, she is quick to learn. Once she relaxes and has the time to process, she remembers everything and really wants to do what is asked of her.
While I’ve found her sensitivity a little frustrating at times, I choose to view it from the perspective that it will offer a rider a lot once she settles down. I am really looking forward to watching Khianna evolve into a confident and relaxed partner.”