Lauder Lass has done tremendously well over this past week. Not only has she coped with groups of 4 – 6 people approaching her in her field – in a way that she can accept of course but she has also allowed her halter to be put on in front of them all – one person said ” what a difference in just a matter of a month or so, it’s great when you think what she was like when she first arrived.”
Her confidence stages are increasing with more speed and less anxiety on her part which is just terrific. She even stands to have her inside hind legs brushed, which she would have absolutely not allowed, out of fear, before. She shows you that she is enjoying it by the way she lifts her tail to one side or the other, depending on which hind leg you are working with.
Her tail, once almost dragging along the ground with a totally unkept look about it almost looks as if every strand has the ability to blow in the wind now and makes her look so graceful when she gallops off to her part of the field.
Going by her character when she first arrived she showed signs of being a solitary horse, perhaps due to being tethered or not being allowed to mix with her own type for what ever reason, then, after a few months she could be seen lying in the field on her own, perhaps for her own safety or insecurity reasons but now we are delighted to report that she can be seen lying amongst the others – it is so heartwarming to see her as part of a herd, you can’t help but give a wee silent thought along the lines of “awe isn’t that lovely”
Lauder Lass, we are all so, so proud of you – well done for holding on to that distant ray of hope for all those years.
Photos to follow
Thank you to each and everyone of you who have given her the courage to feel, for the first time for a very, very long time – if ever infact, safe amongst humans.