Originally Posted by Ladytrails
Critter, congrats on success with trailering. Yay for Bre! Sounds like her mom raised her right! As far as your new guy, I think your first 'date' with him should be with the vet present. For one thing, there may be something going on here that needs a vet; geldings can get stuff up there that causes irritation/infection and it could be as simple as a reaction to a soap that was used during the PPE. For another thing, even if this is just normal (which I have never seen anything quite so impressive in my 33 years of owning geldings) there would still be a great deal of benefit in having the vet show you (and let you feel) the simplest way to get the job done. It's not hard if you know what you're feeling/doing; but the best way to learn is to actually have someone show you.
I believe the vet is coming out this evening to help with the "job"
I will be assisting in the processes so I can know more in the future. I am hoping Bre is back from her Chiropractor App also in time to watch as I think she needs to learn also.
I am telling you she is a Natural horse woman and I have a feeling she will end up being a valued trainer. My little Girl made me so Proud on sunday.