Monday, February 27, 2017

In the Trailer Again

Today we revisited the trailer loading, this time with food. I took her daily supplements with us and she just jumped right in. She's a smart one. I think she is a little nervous but if she was really scared, food wouldn't be a motivator.

She's getting ready to lose her central upper incisors and I think they're definitely bothering her, poor girl. She didn't want me to halter her today, I think partially because of that, and partially because she didn't want to play my stupid human games.  So I haltered her carefully once, trying hard not to bump the front of her lip, and scratched her a lot and let her go. Then I haltered Duncan instead and took him for a short walk, then came back and haltered her again more easily. I think she was a tad bit jealous. :)

I couldn't get any pictures of her in the trailer because when I took this picture my phone decided to die:
She's such a cutie!


T.L. Merrybard said...

She is a total cutie!

I wonder if you could get your clicker out of storage to teach acceptance of needling? People have great success with using clicker plus treats for this, ending up with a horse willing to calmly target a needle with their neck. I'm sure there are instructions out there on the web somewhere.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I probably could, and that is something she has to learn to tolerate. I usually have blood drawn once a year anyway for Coggins tests. Maybe that'll be our next challenge.

Linda said...

She's awfully cute, Andrea. It seems like she challenges you just enough to keep it interesting. ;)

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

She's way too much fun! Definitely keeps things interesting, and keeps me thinking.