Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Forgot to mention that I also worked on her about taking a bit. While leading her around by the lead rope, not the lunge line, I stopped and started rubbing it against her lips softly. When I got no fuss from her about it then I fingered her mouth and gently slid the lead rope in to where a bit would be. She began trying to push it out with her tongue, but did not throw her head around. I would slowly remove it from her mouth and then gently work it back in again. Did this about 10 or 15 times without a single head throw from her and called it a night.
We are suppose to be getting a good rain this evening so I'll just doctor Boo's leg and pack more triple antibiotic/ athlete's foot cream in Trusty's hooves this evening after feeding. Then may work on her taking an actual bridle and bit tomorrow if the weather permits. I'll try to get DW to bring the camera out to get photos of the process with Jems.
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