The day of the horse show at the stable Dani had some issues going into a stall but I have to understand that there were a million people in the aisle way and behind her. I'm sure the confined stall and the people milling about behind made her panic and think of the trailering experiences she has had. I could have used the moment as a trainer moment but at times you just have to realize when you won't win. It would have jeopardized the safety of the other people and would have most likely backfired with Dani. Instead Steve and I gave it up and just groomed her up a little before getting her fit for a blanket by a vendor that came to the facility. I'll be posting that a little later.
Today I want to post about the flag. The people milling around, all through the stable and grounds was a good experience for Dani who is used to a very quiet environment. After we had the blanket fit I walked Dani by the outdoor arena and then noticed a flag near the trailers. Hmm. I walked her around in slowly smaller circles by the flapping flag. She did wonderfully and didn't show much upset if any. The only time was when we got close enough and the flag touched her but she didn't freak out. She took it all in stride. I'm very happy with the progress I've made with her in just a couple of weeks. We have more to go and I'm awaiting the Clinton Anderson DVD's to arrive but I feel we've already started down a good path. I love her so much!