Sunday 15th August 2010 we were honored and overjoyed to welcome internationally renowned Horse whisperer Adam Shereston to Pablo`s Horse Sanctuary .Thankfully the heavy rain that had blighted the last few days went away and we had the warmest driest day in a while, we managed to get things tidy and the menage raked just in time for an event that we don`t think anyone who attended will forget.
Adam himself is a truly friendly and down to earth guy, very happy to answer questions and share his knowledge, already we had heard glowing reports from the internet about Adam`s work, he was more than happy to work with any challenge we had for him and to actually be there and watch was very inspiring.
After our founder Carole Fielding opened the show with a lovely moving speech about the founding of the charity and her long term aims ,we brought out one of our newer arrivals to the Sanctuary a spotted Grey mare called Blossom.
Blossom had an unhappy past,she was owned by travelers and used as a brood mare, never schooled she had been rescued by a kind soul and brought to us when his situation became urgent.Blossom despite her past is an adorable girl with a kind nature,she soon settled in with her field mates Bobby and Tika and began to enjoy the freedom that she previously had never known.We were all rather transfixed to the menage when Blossom now without her head collar began galloping around the menage wondering how to get back to her protector Bobby, she was clearly very anxious.I don’t think I can describe the almost magical way that Adam confidently and calmly began to work with Blossom and within a short space of time won her total trust.During the ongoing session Adam describes the process of how he achieves his results step by step afterwards taking questions from the audience.
Adam and Blossom
Next up we had a guest Horse a beautiful Skewbald mare who had previously been used as a brood mare and had great adversity to being mounted.We feel the owner went away with a positive feeling for her horse in the future after Adam described many techniques that would improve the trust,respect and understanding between Horse and rider.
Adam then went onto work with two more of our horses, a Shetland stallion called Icarus who although appears to be quite dominant is actually quite an anxious little boy.After initially racing about the menage like a rocket and testing Adam,he quickly calmed and began to make a relationship with him.Adam showed us a range of techniques so now that we can apply these and hopefully Icarus will become more amenable,calm and less anxious when asked to do anything out of his safety zone.
Adam and Icarus
Adam did a demo of Timing and foot placement with a fully trained Horse from the sanctuary called Jack to help us see that the unity between man and horse is attainable.
Adam and Jack
In between the Demo`s the volunteers took great pride in showing many of the guests around, what pleased us no end was to hear everyone speak of the calmness and serenity of the Sanctuary and that the Horses all seemed very happy and relaxed which is our main purpose.
We were treated to an exhibition of the Japanese art of Reiki by Jo who has kindly given her time to the sanctuary on a weekly basis.If you would like to know more about Reiki and healing with animals please contact Jo via the link at the side of our page, she is a lovely lady who really loves her work we are honored for the help and time very kindly she has given us.
We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the event we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we all did and got an insight to the ways that Adam teaches and trains.
We would like to thank the following who helped us so much:Rutland Radio,The Cheese Company:Tuxford and Tebbutt (thanks Michelle!),Countrywide farmers(thanks Murray!),our brilliant farrier-Eric Yeandle,S+J haulage,Card factory, Buttercup feeds,Global safety Ltd,103-the Eye, The Melton Times ,St John Ambulance Melton Division , Crown and plough public house in Long Clawson and the Maxines Snax who kept us all full with there lovely food.
Adam meets our blind Horse Cherry
Also a special thank you to our loyal team of volunteers who did the above and beyond the call of duty with there hard work and dedication to make the event happen and make such a memorable day
Finally a huge thank you to Adam Shereston,we all truly enjoyed the whole day and meeting him,we hope one day we can invite him back to do a weekend clinic as we consider him a true friend of the Sanctuary and the magnificent work he does within the Horse Community.
Note: Still awaiting media so hopefully we may be able to add new photos and videos over the next few days