First I'd like to share this post from my other blog:
Yesterday with Flicka I started this...
~ Spent a good 30 minutes with Miss. Flicka. Every morning she comes in from the pasture to munch on fresh hay and drink nice clean warm water by the goat barn in the pen. So yesterday morning I put her halter and lead rope on her, tied her to a post so she could eat/drink while I brushed and talked to her. She tried to nip me once, I pulled on her rope and told her NO in my loud, stern momma voice. When she tried to put her head in my space I gently pushed it away and told her no. When she tried to move away from me I told her no... she was learning the word no yesterday, lol. When she listened I rubbed her forehead and told her good girl. I brushed her for about 30 minutes... then took her halter off, stood there for a few more minutes, rubbed her neck and brushed a few more times.... then left her standing there munching on hay. We had a good 30 minutes of bonding time. That made made happy.
Today with Flicka I repeated the whole process and took pictures to share... I started brushing her on her right side, then worked my way to her left side and finished with her tail. Miss. Flicka was a very good girl this morning... didnt try to bite me at all... but then again I didnt try to lead her anywheres, just brushed her. She got lots of praise and neck rubbing from me. When I was done I left her still munching on hay and a big fat smile on my face. I felt more confident this morning and I know as the days go on I will. The time I spent with her this morning made my heart happy. As I'm typing I can see shes back in the pasture... I'm sure shes gonna go roll in the mud but thats ok, I'll just brush her again in the morning. When she has her own shelter later this year maybe I can go out in the evenings and brush her too.
Good News my friend Sarah over at Life With the Goodwife is coming tomorrow morning to help me and teach me horse stuff. Sarah is so sweet, I love when we get to visit face to face.
This morning was my very 1st time touching and brushing one. Kinda weird, lol I stood to the side of her and brushed it... The girl had all kinds of junk up in her tail... leaves, twigs, mud... well I think that was mud, we're gonna say it was mud ;)
Look how pretty her tail is now
Gettin a nice drink of fresh water...
Thirsty girl after all that brushing
We had a visitor
I think she wants to be brushed next