Jasper just had his first jumping lesson. Yes, you read that right, the blind horse through lots of positive reinforcement and months working the step command at a walk is progressing to doing it at the trot - and did so good today that I cried - I feel like @racehorsethrills did too but he won’t admit it.
The goal is to take him to a local walk trot class - first over poles and then if he keeps working the way he did today - cross rails. He handled the cross rails beautifully and towards the end started to actually rock back and slightly jump.
Ed was born into the racing industry. After a few starts it was clear that racing wasn’t for him. But with no one looking to buy an unsuccessful OTTB, Ed ended up in the sale pens. Someone hoping to give him a better life bought him, but failed him also.
A year later, Ed was confiscated after neglect charges were laid, and taken to a small rescue group. From there he went on to find his forever home, with this little girl and her family.
Every horse, at least once in his life, deserves to know the love of a little girl.