Saturday, August 22, 2015

Longlining with Wanda

With my dear Wanda the Fjord.
Today was my second time back to CKRH all Summer. It was good to see everyone, especially all the horses. 

BUT the biggest thrill was I got my first lesson in long lining with Wanda!  (Similar to driving mules...)
Not Wanda!

I walked with one of the professional handlers with her explaining what she was doing, how to do it and what I needed to watch for. After about 15 minutes, Wanda was nice and calm and I was handed the reins... It was thrilling and humbling. 

I have so much to learn. So much to remember and to be aware of. Communicating with a horse with words, touch and total concentration is magical.
I am blessed that Wanda is such a patient and sweet horse and will let me learn a new skill. 

Animals are my heart. They really are.

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