If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred time, my mom use to say that, when you are working with horses it takes TIME! With some horses it takes more time then others, but it all takes time.
When giving Bitsy her bath day before yesterday, I noticed that she is really touchy about her back legs. Now her owner, Andrea, says that she has had her back feet trimmed with little trouble but she will admit that her horse would rather you not bother her back feet. This is a little mustang and there is still a lot of wild left in her. That’s all going to take time to help her learn to trust. Fortunately we will have that time. Andrea has been planning on this training for a while and had budgeted enough to insure her horse gets 3 months of training if she needs it. I’m hoping that we can help her pasts some of these issues before that but, the big thing is, we don’t have to hurry.
Some horses have little or no issues with you handling their feet. Others, on the other hand, don’t trust enough to allow anyone to touch them without a conversation. We are in the process of having that conversation now. Bitsy is doing better and better everyday.
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