Samir is a 15 hand, 10 year old Arab/Morgan cross gelding who is with us for training from the NHSPCA. Samir is very sweet and loves people, but had very limited handling before his arrival. Despite his lack of exposure, when Samir came to us, he already stood quietly to be brushed, and was good for the vet and farrier. He is also very smart and has caught on quickly to the concepts we have introduced such as groundwork, obstacles, working in the round pen, and lunging. We also incorporated a lot of ponying in the ring and out on the trails with Samir, which he did well with.
Samir is now currently started under saddle and doing very well. After a couple weeks of carrying a rider, we have found out that Samir prefers to be out on the trails than in the ring. Though he will walk trot, and is now starting to canter in the ring, so far seems happiest out on the trails with a buddy. We are still taking it nice and slow to build up Samir's strength and confidence while carrying a rider, but he has been handling all the new situations quite well. We are excited to move forward with Samir's under saddle training, as he's proving to be a sensible little guy who is a lot of fun to work around. Samir has loads of potential and we are very excited to continue working with this sweet boy.