Caspers Personality Appears!
Allowed to do what he wanted, felt like doing – Caspers beautiful, fun, happy personality shines through in movement!
Casper – Arena Work!
I was finally able to halter and move Casper to the Arena on 3-23-2020. We’ve made great progress. Yesterday I was able to offer a series of acupressure points, via the tip of my wand, and Casper is letting go of tension – many ‘lick and chews’… While still terrified, he is making exceptional progress. It will take time to get his emotions sorted out. Trust takes time…
Casper – Trust
Progress with Casper- walking straight forward on a lead rope. Don’t all horses do this? No…In answer to a question… This is about PTSD, severe – no trust when interacting if he is haltered, very little ‘try’, or curiosity, he becomes frozen in ‘brace’ – his brain telling a body part to move, gets disconnected, he CAN’T move… Thanks to clicker training and waiting for him think and respond, this is the first time he took more than 2 steps forward – in a straight line, when asked via lead rope. His response at the end – going internal, is him coming off adrenalin. Our continued connection – without me…