When the trainer came to pick Trigger up from the boarding barn, he reared and struck out at her husband while loading in the trailer. When she first started working with him, he spooked at everything he could and flung himself INTO any pressure, especially from the bit. But in two weeks, she is MUCH more impressed with him. She loaded him into a stranger's (to him, not to the trainer) trailer and took him on a trail ride. She said he would occasionally "look" at stuff, but wasn't spooky, and was totally in his element on the trail. They even went up and down some steep stuff, and while she let him take his time, he did really well considering how out of shape the poor guy is. I'm betting his muscles are very sore today!
She's so impressed with his turnaround, in fact, that he's no longer officially in training--she'll ride him every so often to remind him she's the boss, but otherwise, she thinks he's perfectly sale-able as is. Time to find him a wonderful trail home!
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