It was so bad I was even shaking by the time I got out there, would have been so easy to just walk away but they saw me and were coming over so I sucked it up and in I went. Sure glad she is not afraid of people or it would be easier to walk away but probly wouldn't have bothered me as much cause the reason I think I am nervous is I really like her and don't want to mess her up.
Well I started with catching and tying up Razz and then as Jazz was trying to get in the way all the time over to her. I know she is super sensitive on her nose (always has been) ans so putting the halter on is kinda a chore. She is funny cause she doesn't try to get away, she just dives her nose right in. So I have to make sure I am ready when she does. It worked perfect this time and I walk her to the fence and tie her up too. Funny how as little time I have spent actually handling her she is pretty easy going and I rarely have trouble.
(kinda unsure what I am doing)Well I really only planned on currying them and picking up feet and trying on my new hackmore on Razz. So first I curry Jazz (planned on Razz but Jazz was so convenient) and she is so good, a little high headed when I get near her head, but the rest of her body is fine, under her belly, her chest, legs, and butt she don't care if I touch. But I see she does need a little work on the mane cause it is a mess! I never spent the time last summer to spray her, so that may wait a bit yet.
(mane is twisted and on wrong side, what a mess!!)Then I brushed Razz and she loves her tummy being brushed and she just stood there with her head stretched out at eyeballs rolled back. I like her to show Jazz she can enjoy it, I think she learns by watching me interact with the other horses quite a bit.
(I love my Pretty girl!)Then I went to pick up Jazz's feet and she was so good, the first foot I had to pull on the hair a bit but the others she just picked up when I run my hand down her leg. That surprised me, I thought it would be a little more of a fight, so I left it at that, we will work on it a little each day and I will hold them up longer and even clean them out.
Then onto the face, I know I have to do more with her nose, but I want her to be able to trust me yet and so I reached my hand over her nose and onto her forehead, she pulled away a little at that but realized soon it was like I do when she has no halter on. I was careful not to touch her nose yet ( I will accidentally soon, lol) but I had my whole arm in front of her face.
(Who couldn't love that face, not the prettiest shot I have ever taken though)Then she was done, I praised her and let her go. Then tried my new hackmore on Razz and somehow the hanger doesn't sit right so I will have to figure that out. Pretty happy with how it went. I was real tempted to leave the halter on Jazz but I don't like to unless I have to and so I didn't, she might as well get used to it going over her nose now.