Jody Ambrose & Megan Phillips of Train with Trust® are featured in Don’t Shoot the Zebra Pony, Equitopia’s award-winning documentary about the rescue and rehab of Ziggy, a 20 year old feral zebra-pony hybrid. Originally bred as an exotic pet with no a plan for her future care, Ziggy’s story raises many important issues surrounding novelty breeding, horse rescue, and standard equine management practices.
How well does a horse learn when it is experiencing fear? What happens inside a horse’s mind during training, and what are the outward physical signs that a horse is able to take in new information? In this short film, Jody Ambrose of Train with Trust® is featured, along with legendary horse trainer John Lyons and Dr. John Madigan, Director of the Comparative Neurology Research Group at UC Davis.