Oreo is a 14.2 hands 8 year old pretty black pony. Being the newest addition to the Ravelrig herd it has taken him a little while to settle in and be accepted by the other horses. He has formed a close bond with Teemo, who is never very far away from him.
He is also getting to know the volunteers who he can be quite cheeky with. He is not ready for RDA work yet, but he has been more settled since being accepted by the other horses and hopefully his handling and riding will improve – we will continue to work at his pace.
Some newcomers don’t settle immediately, while others just slot into the role. At the other end of the spectrum some trusted RDA ponies suddenly display unacceptable behaviour, almost their way of saying “I don’t like this work any more”. In our opinion RDA work is the hardest discipline for any horse – it can be slow, heavy, tiring work – and for this reason the volunteers are encouraged to school under professional instruction and hack out to stimulate and give some variety to our equine friends.
Oreo has been adopted by
- Caroline Skinner
- Kate Hofmann