Acquired: Horse's previous owner
Cashmere, Washington, United States
Posted Jul 05, 2018
Hank is a total puppy-dog! He thrives on positive reinforcement training, and always very politely takes treats for good behavior. It took us a while to figure out that the key to consistently awesome behavior from him is to absolutely spoil him. Where most horses would get treat-happy and perhaps a bit pushy, he actually does great and always waits patiently with ears turned forward. When we bought him he was trained to ride, but we slacked off on maintaining his training because we had other horses to ride. We are just getting back into restarting him under saddle, and I'm really excited! This guy will jump up and over anything, and loves to go. He has had some issues with being timid with things spooking him from behind - but we're working on it!
My hopes for him in the next year are to increase not only time packing with him, but also riding time!