SO MUCH PROGRESS FOR #hopteamscottie!!!
Our sponsored trainer Justin Haefner is participating in the Appalachian Trainer Face Off 2021 hosted by Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue. It is a 100-day challenge in which feral horses taken in by Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC are paired up with trainers to prepare them for adoption. Justin is using The Equestrian Journal to record his sessions and accelerate progress with his assigned horse Scottie - and we love being able to share his journey with you.
And the following week he writes "Softening more in bend and diaphragm - increasing understanding in bridle. Quickly understood garrocha and not worried about it behind. Worked in round pen and arena..." And in his next session he will focus on "Continuing garrocha, balanced circles. More canter work."
It is amazing to see the progression of each daily entry and to also read back on their entries and how far they have come in such a short period of time! As Justin wrote in one his own social media posts,
Life is always moving at an incredible clip and it’s so easy to let the importance a moment slip away. There’s potential for learning from every moment, but in my experience I can miss this entirely if I don’t take a moment to stop and record it in some way.
I would absolutely recommend anyone with a horse check out the equestrian journal as an option for you. I hope it is as profound for you as it is for me!