At the end of September as a family we went to Pony park City in Holland. This place has 300 hundred ponies and everyone who stays in their chalet type houses gets a pony (if they want one) for one, two or more days.
Each pony is ridden without saddle and only a head collar and rope as bridle. The staff are great at the place and the ponies are well cared for, though it is a tough schedule for the ponies.
We met our Shetland pony cross bred "Killy" on saturday morning and boy he was bad tempered. However i am not surprised as he had had a long season of different people every week trying to ride, some with a lot of skill and some with no idea at all.
Killy just saw us as another "lot" he had to deal with.
In the beginning on the Saturday morning he refused to move, tried to buck Ailee off frequently (and managed twice), tried to bite and to kick us should we get close enough to his back end.
I brought him back to the chalet and had an attempt at grooming him, bribery with bits of horse treats did help as well as starting to introduce him to Reiki. (he did not like it in the beginning and i had to avoid teeth on a few occasions.) but after a few minutes he began to relax.
After a small rest following the Reiki Ailee rode him and came off a few times but he had calmed down and seemed to enjoy "working".
We once again brought him back to the chalet and this is when i was able to give him a full treatment. Plus for the first time he allowed me to communicate with him.
He told me how unhappy and unloved he was, he felt used but not loved,this explained all his behaviour and more.
He began to sleep during his treatment and totally succumbed to the energy with his nose inches off the ground as he slept.
The afternoon ride went better and Ailee only came off twice when Killy put his neck down and she slid off! He enjoyed trotting through the wooded track and having a small jump, it was a great experience for Ailee too to ride bare back.
At 4pm however he decided to head back to the stables and took off with Ailee on board at canter, managed to unseat her and kept going. We caught him in the end after a bit of a chase and although Ailee was winded she was fine.
We went into the small area where you can get a drink ect with him and as i sat waiting on a drink i asked him "why" he needed to head home "his reply was "he was scared" I asked why he was scared? he told me that he had a friend who had gone away, i believe he was scared of getting close to anything or one again.
I casually gave him some more Reiki and when another pony was tied up next to us they began to groom each other very chilled.
We gave Killy back to the staff at the coral at 5.30 that night and although he was tired he was quite relaxed.
On Sunday morning he was pretty bad tempered again but did come to greet us.
He was, after a bit of hay and a groom a very calm, contented Pony. Not once did he unseat Ailee or even try to,he trotted to voice command, he allowed me to groom him, plait his tail and mane and even dress him up for the fancy dress parade!He enjoyed a riding lesson and began to walk and trot with his head held high
He even enjoyed his first 99 ice cream and licked all traces off the table like a big dog.
We reluctantly gave our "Killy back on Sunday evening 3 hours later than we had planned to, there were tears from both Ailee and I as we did not want to leave him.
The power of Reiki, TLC and communication showed again what it can do and how much it can help. Killy taught us all alot and we loved him as much as we could.
We return again to spent the weekend with him on the 4th November, i have told him we are coming and i hope to one day own him.