Buckthorn is a 14.2hh rescue pony who has a real love for life and is full of character. He is Amy's best friend and her horse of a lifetime. She has owned him since he was two and a half years old, and he is now 10 years old.
His favourite trick is to show off his moustache lip when he recieves a lovely neck scratch! He is ridden bitless, and of course kept barefoot. Amy backed him herself after almost two years spent on the ground, gaining trust and training him to respond to voice commands, body language and the use of pressure and release.
" Buckthorn is now the most trusting horse I know, he follows me everywhere -we amaze my friends by running around a school on foot and him following me over jumps, with no lead rope, completely free. I never believed in having a bond with a horse before this boy, thought it was just something of fantasy, but I trust him completely and love him with all my heart and I know that wherever I go, he will follow." - Amy
We have recently started liberty training, both on the ground and ridden, and are progressing well. I am always up for learning new things and am currently looking into new alternative methods of kind training to introduce to Buck, and Arrow when he is old enough.