Eliza is a super friendly girl who has grown like a weed since she came to Gentle Spirit Horses. She is long legged and has very animated gaits, literally floating across pasture.
Eliza is a super friendly girl who has grown like a weed since she came to Gentle Spirit Horses. She is long legged and has very animated gaits, literally floating across pasture. She's friendly and calm about new things, though can be a little stubborn about being caught and leading. Once she's figured it out though, she's got it.
Eliza is learning her basic groundwork through our So You Think You Can Train Youth Training Challenge. She has been working with a teen trainer summer 2018, and has worked on catching, leading quietly, yielding hind quarters and front end, back up on the ground, load into a trailer without hesitation, tie patiently, accept fly spray, pick up all four feet and start on lunging. Basically all the starting blocks needed to get her ready for an easy introduction to a saddle.
Eliza is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in November of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impounding and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. She was think on intake but her feet are not in crisis and with good food, nutrition, and farrier work she will be just fine. Eliza is still cautious of humans and slower to warm up than her friend Peggy, and we are allowing her to take her time to learn to trust us.