Saturday, November 30, 2013

30th November, 2013 Gloria, Can You Waddle?

It gives you a bit of a clue as to how kind people are to their animals when they illicit the love of an unlikely creature. Gloria here is extremely fond of Ben and follows him all around the yard. She has never been imprinted but she seem to be besotted with him. Animals are such good judges of character.

Irish Draught, Flo, who belongs to Ben's wife, has had a pretty poor experience of humans recently and as a result takes great care to judge the character of everyone she meets. Her first question is are you friend or foe? Just three weeks ago Emma couldn't catch her in the field but now she is starting to trust that she is in safe hands. Today we did a bit of groundwork and foot handling with her. Although she is shod, she has never been taught to pick her feet up calmly and it makes you wonder just how the shoeing was achieved.