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Week 4 VBA AVENA Elizabeth Grant

This week I had to remind myself that Avena is only 7 months old and requires breaks to absorb what we have learnt.

Over the past 4 weeks we have been learning about each other.  I can read her queues and know when she needs a break (or a sleep).

We have learnt about approach, face up, yielding, giving to pressure, pressure release and touch.

She has allowed me to touch all down her front legs and under her stomach (without a headstall and of her own free choice to stay), even though we haven’t got a headstall on I can see were taking small steps in the right direction (every step counts).

Our favourite and most enjoyable part of learning is when I am reading a book with her.