Faith has fully settled in on the farm making a few friends and getting used to the comings and goings.
From week one I noticed that Faith was quite a timid Brumby, although she is not terribly flighty she has been quite challenging to get first touches in.
Using the join up technique I am beginning to see slow progress. You can tell that she’s trying hard to please and will approach to about 3 metres by herself but hasn’t built up the confidence to come any closer yet.
She is happy to now let you approach her on the near side and gently touch her on the cheek. As with a lot of the brumbies Faith is much more relaxed with interaction on the near side rather than the far side. But the distance that she allows me to approach her on the off side is beginning to get smaller. I am still working on building her confidence and letting her approach me but can tell that it will take a while for her to trust us fully.
Due to the COVID restrictions Georgia's Brumby Faith needed to make the journey to Georgia via horse transport.
VBA Faith was loaded on Saturday along with our other Brumbies that were headed off to warmer tweather in NSW and Qld.
Whenever we need to transport unhandled Brumbies, we always work with the team at M&J Peterson Horse Handling and Breaking Horse Transport.
These guys are calm, empathetic and they are just wonderful with our wild ones!
Thankyou so much to Matt and Logan who headed off on the long trip up to Upper Caboolture Via NSW with our precious cargo!
We are looking forward to Georgia's updates from next week.