Monday, March 7, 2011

The Stallion and the Foal

Anyone who ever saw the documentary "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies" knows all too well the fate of unprotected foals in the wild. But nature is not always predictable, and this video is an amazing montage.

Video by Pam Nikoles Photography. For additional information, please read the video description for the story behind the photographs.

Backwards Determination

Duke backs up into his stall from the opposite side of the arena, which is 60 feet across. This from a horse who hated to back up when I brought him home almost three years ago.

Small steps brought up to this place, we started with backing out of a round pen. It's easy to get frustrated when trying to teach a horse to do something he normally wouldn't do. I know I did. But his mama didn't teach him English, so I needed to learn his language to communicate. It took a lot of time and patience. But now Duke offers to back into his stall...I think he enjoys it. :)