What do you do about static on your horses? I put some Show Sheen on his neck this morning, but this isn't a product I normally use and I'm not sure what to expect from it. I was thinking about maybe rubbing him down lightly with some kind of oil (coconut, olive?). I'll also try to wear non-synthetic clothes - but I was wearing mostly cotton yesterday. I might pick up a non-plastic brush for him later today too. What a pain in the butt, but I can't have him thinking I'm painful to touch.
After playing the "squeeze game" (no I am not a parrelli-ite, but it's a good name for the exercise) between the fence rail and the mounting block and a bucket, I had a seat on the bucket and we just chilled out.
The view from under my hat brim:
Then I let Scout in with him briefly. It was pretty anti-climactic, and Jasper was more courageous than I expected. Scout put on a big show lunging at him with pinned ears, and of course he moved away, but later he was the one squealing and moving Scout. I really hope Scout gets knocked down a peg, but we'll have to see what happens. His mom is so tolerant of him, he thinks he's pretty special and that gets annoying sometimes.
"Can I bite you?"
Scout gets distracted easily. I think Katia was walking by the creek with the dogs.
Now I really, really need to get out and trim Scout's hooves. They're looking pretty bad. I hope one trim can set him up right. I guess I've been neglecting him. I didn't think it had been that long. I'm thinking about hiring a farrier to trim these two, since they're our riders, and I may want to have Scout shod this summer. I have heard a lot of good things about one guy, and met one donkey that he trimmed. The donkey had very nice looking hooves so maybe, just maybe, there's a good farrier here?