June 9, 2006 - Day 20
Not much time today to play with my boy. I stood with him while he ate his packer pellets, to protect him from Coda who is being very nasty to him. Not that he's hurting Tonka, but he might have stolen his food. While he ate I rubbed his hind legs. It took a while to get to where he'd stand still for it, but eventually I was rubbing all the way down to the fetlock. I started asking him to take weight off the leg by pulling forward below his hocks, and he was getting it. I think that was good enough for one session. I may use a rope and look for more give next time. He's such a good boy.