Silvan can successfully complete all fourteen of The Right Horse’s Basic Behaviors*, remaining calm throughout. The above video shows our students at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center working through a few of the basic behaviors with Silvan.
*One of The Right Horse Initiative’s earliest objectives has been to improve the consistency and transparency of processes in horse welfare and adoption. To help achieve this goal they developed their Basic Behaviors Profile – fourteen standardized, routine handling situations such as applying fly spray, catching and haltering, tying and blanketing. A horse that remains relaxed, cooperative and safe is scored as having completed that test item.