Before we left for our trip a friend of Curtis' that trains horses asked to take Ranger for a week to work with him. We were surprised and could not appreciate the help more. At first Charli was very concerned because she did not understand that he would indeed be coming home. After lots of explaining and tears shed, she understood that this would help him and would help her as well.
John Thomas and his Mom are so incredibly sweet. You can just tell that Charli Beth thinks the world of them both. As she sat next to them on a hay bale last night having horse talks I could not help but to think of Charli as an adult having as much love for horses as she does now.
Ranger with 4 days of riding is practically a new horse. His trot is smoother, his stop is on complete verbal command and he is just not as stubborn. Even though Charli has things to work on with her riding and reins, this will be a tremendous help.
We also learned that he has Western Pleasure in his line. Evidentially this means he could be a great show horse with some extra work. For now, he will coming home this weekend and we are excited to see where he goes from here.