A new friend

A new horse arrived in for training and he went in Shadow’s paddock with him. Jones is a small thoroughbred who happily let Shadow be quietly dominant over him. They are now best buds. Today when I rode Shadow, he whinnied to Jones while in the cross tie. I corrected him and he got over it and stood nicely. On the ride, which was all over the section, he whinnied exactly once, and really, pretty half-heartedly. I gave him a nudge in the ribs and he didn’t do it again. On our ride, we kicked up a deer and he hardly flinched at all. Very good.