When Echo arrived to the ranch last year from another sanctuary that had closed he had zero confidence. He was fearful of everything and we assumed the move triggered some old traumas. He didn’t know or want to lead, tie or lift his feet. He was scared of water and everything seemed new.
Jen and Katelyn (our equine caregiver) have taken their time working him consistently and moving at his pace and it sure has paid off. With tons of patience and love Echo has found his courage, strength and has let go so much of the emotional wounds he arrived with. These days he is grounded, joyful and a confident boy.
Not only does he comfortably wear a halter, but he picks his feet up for cleaning, enjoys a nice bath, and has learned the horse trailer isn’t so scary after all. He loves hugs, big smooches and bootie scratches as much as he loves his friend Samson.
We practice loading the horses and donkeys into the horse trailer monthly so if we ever had to take someone off property they are comfortable loading and no its no big deal.
Echo is amazing and we are so proud of him! We can’t wait until we can host visitors again because this boy loves to give out love.