In the first go-around, I rode Tyra and Pete rode Hrimmi. In the second go-around I rode Raudi and ponied Tinni. Temps in the 20s, have to now wear winter gear – can’t shirk on the outer layers.
Hrimmi still stops periodically on our trail. Today Pete first said that he didn’t think she’d be up for a long trip. And then later he said that she might be a good pack horse. I did not say what I was thinking, which is that if she was a pack horse, she might continue to stop every 440 yards or so.
What to do? Well, I am going to up the amount of time that I spend with her, mainly doing Intrinzen work. I can work with her every day in the arena and also take her out. I would like to train her to pull a cart.
But this is the big dream part. The Intrinzen team may be moving to Lopez Island in the San Juans. Maybe they’ll take her for a year and Steinar might work with her. I just don’t have the level of expertise needed to get her where I know she can be. This would be life-saving for her. Hrimmi would get the absolute best training. Of this, I am sure. There would be no better place for her to be if we chose to go this route. This is a big dream.
I have been doing a lot of image-related work – mostly in the area of physical alignment. It is brain based, very powerful – and amazingly, it works. I am now wondering if a reliance on creative visualization; that is, imagining Hrimmi in this setting, might also work. It’s worth giving a try. I should also imagine her here, moving freely under saddle in a more self-assured manner. For now, I’ll keep working with her. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a ferry ride in her future.
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