In a few weeks, Xena and I will celebrate two years of studying Parelli Natural Horsemanship. I’m working on a new video for February, which will be a brief look back at her many achievements. In reviewing my photos, I began to notice physical changes in Xena. Is it possible that our Parelli training has caused her looks to change? She definitely looks different to me.
|Before — day one
There was a constant tension in her face, neck and posture; ears back, eyes hooded. With no one available to give her daily attention, she wasn’t groomed or trained regularly. She was curious, but hid behind the door frame.
|After — 18 months later
She’s relaxed, confident and engaging; ears forward, eyes soft. She receives daily attention, with grooming, blanketing and training sessions now the norm. She looks like someone who knows they’re loved, and is prettier every day.