yesterday K left her job at the barn to have a private training session with Bella, and her owner (and my dear friend) John.
Bella is a beautiful, young Irish Draught that John purchased at an early age. she is currently boarding not to far from our home, and it has been a treat to watch her grow up. (she is about 2 1/2 now)
John led K through some training exercises and then let her to to work with Bella. K had so much fun. she really is a natural at this. it is amazing to me how an 80 lb girl can manage an 1000 lb animal without fear. John explained to me that it is all about posture, and confidence. this kid has both.
* please note that the whip does not touch the animal. in fact it is kept at quite a distance, and is used simply as an extension of the arm.