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.
Most recently, we have started having Samir wear a saddle, and he now carries a rider as well! We are taking it nice and slow, and have just started to ask him to walk around with a rider. He handled the new situation quite well and we are excited to move forward with his under saddle training. Samir is 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.