As a strong and steady gelding, Teddy began his training as a ranch horse. He learned to walk out with purpose, to stand quietly when asked, to accept strange sights, sounds and smells as might be found on a working ranch. His trainers took care to have him learn to trust when he was being handled, leading to his brave outlook.

When Teddy first came to Legacy Ranch, he was slightly timid and at the bottom of the pecking order in the herd. His pen mates, all geldings, were somewhat slow to welcome him, but in time, he has become one of the gang. You will often see him engaged in shenanigans along with Drifter, Levi and Jake as they frolic and run in the field.

Teddy was brought to Legacy Ranch by Shawna Cooley and he’s her primary horse. Shawna continues to develop horsemanship skills and works with Teddy on a regular basis, improving his understanding of the behaviour we like to see from our horses while on the ground as well as under saddle. It’s is an incredible opportunity for both Teddy and Shawna to grow together over time.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, learn about our Training and Mentorship Opportunities.

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