Leon the gypsy cob came to us as a 3 year old and had spent his time in a large mixed herd. He was very shy and would not come near us. He would hide behind others in the herd but over time became curious and would allow us to get a bit closer.
After a few months on the yard in a very bad winter he became braver each day and eventually he would be the first to come to the gate. We decided to take him away from the herd and send him to Gayle Jennings for a while. She worked her magic with him and he is now riding, backing up, side stepping and performing all sorts of tricks.
He is very agile and enjoys human company. He has never been bitted and never will be. He has never been shod either but like the others has his feet are checked regularly by our barefoot trimmer. Leon is a very sensitive horse and is amazing as a therapy horse on our Equine Facilitated Learning workshops.
He has fabulous conformation for a driving horse but sadly probably not the right temperament so we will not take him there.
He is a magical being and we love him very much.