Teaching Stella to put her own halter on

Teaching Stella to put her own halter on

Stella has been a doll to work with in training at Safe Harbor this past moth. I have been her primary rider but recently I asked volunteer rider Casey to ride her a few times a week. Stella was absolutely great for her new rider. This was a really important test to see that her disposition and work ethic doesn’t change with a different rider. Even though our aids maybe slightly different, Stella thought about what was being asked and looked for the correct answers. She was kind and had no attitude about someone else asking her to work for them. This consistency is lovely to have in a young mare and we are all very impressed with her amount of “try” she gives during our training sessions.

Stella is currently being ridden 3 to 4 days a week. She gets a few play days with groundwork or other fun things like bath day! She is a wonderful little mare and going to make someone a great partner. Since she’s still green, she does a little difficulty keeping a steady rhythm and balance but these are things that will improve with time and consistent work. She needs time to grow up so keeping the work light and playful is a good thing. Stella is quickly becoming a favorite at the barn!