Rescued equines need plenty of help to build trust in humans, whether they’ve never been handled or have suffered abuse. Reward-based training is the best tool I’ve ever come across for doing this and I’ve worked with hundreds of rescued horses over the years. Even so, these two stripy girls challenged my training…
Zambi and Zee, two rescued zebra x donkeys, came to me for 2 months training. Nobody could touch them and, with their best interests at heart, another trainer had lassoed them in a round pen to get headcollars onto them. Needless to say, they were now more fearful about being touched than ever. So, they came to me. Here’s my story of my time with these two very different girls and the training I used to get through to each of them.
You can see the full story of my training with Zambi and Zee in the Connected Members area. Plus, members get access to our forum and live Q&A sessions so head over there if you need some guidance and support working with a frightened, wild or un-handleable equine.
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