Well I don't know who is crazier me or him but for now I am just going to assume that it is me. I bought this little fellow from the sales with the intention of starting him. After having him delivered home I set about getting to know him. He was about 4yrs old when I got him and he was off a station and had just been recently gelded and branded. He was very scared and was not interested in getting to know me at all. The first day it took me 4 hours to touch him and it was his shoulder he offered.
I got to the stage where I mounted him and he seemed to be fine until I tried to turn him right. He unloaded me and we went home. I had him looked at by a lady who uses both Bowen therapy and the Emmett Technique. She picked up that if you lifted his mane and sat the saddle on him you could distinctly see that his left shoulder had not developed like the right. She worked on him and he seemed to be more comfortable but I was still concerned that the cause of the shoulder was not just physical. He has sat around in the paddock for the next two years and he is now about 8 years old. I started Quantum Savvy to get my draft horse going and my daughter Maya wanted to do it too so the most obvious choice was to let her use Khmari as he is only 13hh and more her size. I have had to do quite a bit to get him started but we are really starting to see him relax. I will be the first to ride him if we decide that he is ready as I still think that he has too many issues for her. Ultimately I am hoping that he will be her horse and with the progress so far that may be possible. Maya is learning a little on the way too which will go a long way to building a relationship between her and him. It is a little challenging finding time for both horses but I intend to try.
I would love to see him used as he seems so keen to be with us.