I don’t know that I’d call it trust building. Trust isn’t defined by how many “tricks” or stunts you can do with a horse. As long as you know the horse well and know that she is fine in just a halter, then go for it. Just remember that she’s still going to be a horse if she sees something spooky, no matter how quiet she may seem. All horses have their triggers.
aw thank you so much! :)
i can’t wait for summer and horse shows and hacking outside with breeze in your hair and the bugs buzzing off in the distance and your skin feels warm and burnt because you were in the sun all day and those lessons as the sun’s going down and the air is finally getting cool and the sky is painted in those gorgeous shades of pink and purple and driving to a horse show at 4am and its still dark and there’s no one else on the roads and the trailer lights glowing lazily behind you and the excitement and nerves bubbling and buzzing in your chest and glove tans and farmer’s tans and sitting in the barn at a show and hearing the shuffling of hooves in shavings and steady munching on hay and and riding 6+ horses all day and collapsing of exhaustion when you get home and bubble baths with shampoo when you let them graze out in the sun to dry and you watch them just shimmering and every little twitch of their muscles is mesmerizing and the smell of leather and fly spray and show sheen and sweat and fresh shavings and hearing the announcers and starting buzzes and clattering hooves and rails hitting the ground and people hustling and bustling everywhere and ugh SUMMER HURRY UP