I got the chance to take a lesson with Parelli Professional Steve Andrews Monday night for 1 hour. I am sure Kaspin was thrilled once again, LOL. My main thing was picking Steve's brain whether Kaspin is an RBI or and LBI???? Steve thinks 100% that Kaspin is an LBI. WOW, in many ways. I am thrilled, because when I was trying out Kaspin from the Haflinger breeder I thought then, that Kaspin was LBI. I wanted an LBI. Since my last horse Palidor was an LBI and I like that horsenality a lot. But then Kaspin came to my barn and Kaspin has never lived anywhere else but at the breeders and once he was at my barn I had Kaspin the RBI horse. Kaspin was worried and scared of everything. Would even take me half an hour to walk Kaspin into the barn isle when I first got him. Oh boy I thought, but Kaspin was mine and I better figure it out. So over time Kaspin now is very familiar with his new barn, new equine buddies and me. So lately, I have been seeing a different horse. A horse who only wants to eat grass, snakes his neck at me sometimes, lay his ears back(but not mean, just being dominant) sometimes, pushes me with his shoulders sometimes, pushes me his nose sometimes, jumps around and give me attitude sometimes, and flicks his nose at me from afar sometimes. All basically dominant behaviors that come from a left brain horse. I still think Kaspin innately is a LBI, but since Kaspin hasn't experienced life that much. Kaspin of course, still can go RBI in very new situations, or environments Like when, I take Kaspin to the parelli play days, costume contest, etc. But I think the more I take Kaspin out to places he will realize it also is no big deal and the LBI in him will come back out. I am taking Kaspin out again on Nov 18th to a Parelli workshop. I am really looking forward to it and seeing how Kaspin handles his 3 outing in his life with me. Either way, I will have more savvy arrows to play with my LBI/RBI Hafllinger Kaspin. The journey continues so stay tuned. Missing my other boy horribly, but enjoying I have the buterball to hug and kiss to help the sorrow, Janine, and Kaspin
A favorite picture of Kaspin and I from last fall, so I had to post again:) Gosh, 15'2 hands seems so small when all my life I have had horses 16'2 hands to 17'2 hands tall. Well less height to fall from, right?? LOL.