Post by Jan and Shah on Feb 27, 2016 4:03:10 GMT -5
It is a while since I have posted about Izzie. We have had lots of problems. But it turns out that I am the problem. I am not confident with her and she can be amazingly difficult. So I have tried a new training method - one where I am the leader of the herd. It is tough for me as I know she has been through so much - but that is also a problem in that I am holding on to her past and not allowing her to move forward. I was starting to think that she might be better off with someone else even though my horsey friends kept saying that I was the problem. But I just cant imagine my life without her. We started the new training technique today and, while she is still doing what she wants, it is for a lot less time - then she moves on to what I want to do with her. So it has been a good day for both of us. I feel so blessed to have this beautiful girl in my life. Our journey together continues.
Isn't it always the way - we're the problem. I can't imagine who's hands she'd be better off in. Not everyone is willing to change themselves when something isn't working for the animal, not to mention all the massage and special care she gets. She's best off in the hands of one who loves her, don't you think?
Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood