It was a busy day today. Rosie received the halter again with no problems. She also was following me with the lead rope. Yeah, Rosie, you are great to work with. Newly let me brush him on the side of his face, and also his back. Miss Kitty is always friendly. She has the most beautiful eyes and very sweet.
Went to feed our little ones today, and Rosie took the halter again. She also let me lead her from side to side. We are really making progress with her. Newly let me brush him and rub on his face and Miss Kitty was very friendly. I think this week I will try the halter on her. They have really settled into their new home and I think are very happy to be alive.
Had great success with Rosie today. She accepted her halter. She surprised me and also herself. We had our first baby step. I know she will be halter broken soon. Miss Kitty wasn’t as accepting. She tossed it up in the air and I think cussed me in horse language. Hopefully, next time.
Newly let me rub his head and neck which is progress. Love these babies!!!
Miss Kitty, Newly, and Rosie got to pasture today. They were so excited to be out of their stalls and were out all day. With a little coaxing with a can of feed, they followed me back into their stalls without any problems. Newly loved his forehead rub, and Rosie almost excepted the halter today from Barbara. What a joy to see progress, and hope to see it continue.
Torrey is really enjoying the mares out at the barn and they have really accepted her. Chance continues to gain weight and I can tell he is so joyful because he is receiving so much love.
Cleaned Chance’s stall today, he is just enjoying life right now. He loves to wander around the barn and graze. He is gaining weight but has a long way to go. Torrey, on the other hand, is looking well and loves to graze out in the pasture with my horse. She has attracted the attention of 2 clients who board there and I think she will have a home soon. We will be training her in the next couple of weeks when she puts on more weight around her hips.
Newly let me scratch his forehead for about 5 min. today. I can tell he is curious and wants to be more friendly but is still hesitant. Of course, Miss Kitty and Rosie are really enjoying being brushed and scratched under their chins. I have been bringing in the halter and just letting them smell it and putting the lead rope around their necks. They are very curious but not too receptive yet.
Went to the barn this afternoon, and to our surprise, Newly let us pet him on the face. The treats contributed to our success though. We were so excited to see that he trusted us. Barbara was also successful in almost getting a halter on Rosie. Our little ones will take a lot of patience and hands on to get them where we want them to be for next year. Pics will be coming with our success with Newly