When the horse first came into the round pen it was easy to see how frightened and tense she was. After playing with the horse, Dan proceeded to put on the saddle which was accepted eagerly. Dan then played with the horse again before he introduced the rider. The rider then mounted the horse and the horse stayed totally relaxed. IT WAS AMAZING!!! The audience was silent as Dan asked the rider to walk out then pick her up to a trot which the horse did freely.
.This troubled horse finally felt safe and comfortable. Dan had accomplished an impossible dream for the horse's owners. They were very pleased with the outcome of Dan's gifted talent.
Mr Franklin then asked Jenny (the horse's owner) if she would like to ride her horse, which she proceeded to do. Jenny had waited four long years for this evening.
I think all of the audience knew Dan Franklin is a different clinician with a totally different unique approach.
Dan is looking forward
to returning to England next year where he will help more troubled horses
and help their riders obtain a different approach through "Equine