Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15th February, 2011 The Devil is in the Detail

Back to Horseworld for a romantic Valentine's day with horses, ponies, donkeys and Frank the Hinny (not to mention Bailey the cat!). Another very enjoyable day dedicated to analysing small bits of behaviour and small bits of technique. In particular, how Frank liked to be brushed with maximum pressure thank you and likes to be touched at the shoulder or hip before anyone ventures directly to his feet. The quarter rope proved handy for asking the donkeys to lead nicely without putting pressure on their heads (always counter productive). Ben the Exmoor, frightened of clippers, was accepting the switched on toothbrush on his mane by the end of a second session and Coco was great in short reins - ideal work for a pony intended for lead rein riding.