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post #11 of 16 Old 01-16-2013, 11:53 PM
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post #13 of 16 Old 01-17-2013, 08:33 PM
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All I can say is, when I die if I come back as a donkey - please let it be really far south of Northern Ontario. I sure hope the cute little guy accepts his blankey! :)
Aw, but donkeys love to play in the snow! And they look soooo cute when the snow is up to their bellies! If you come back as a donkey, and live near me, bray at me three times so I know it's you. I teach you all about winter!
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Less of a thread hijack and more of a slight thread diversion - GH I didn't know you had acquired a Donk too. Your description of your relationship with him matches mine perfectly though I have managed to train Arthur to 'walk on' so long as it is the direction of a carrot...
OOPs diverting a bit further...I haven't actually acquired him, my mare did,

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post #15 of 16 Old 01-18-2013, 01:24 AM
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Holy lordy, she is cute!

When I bought two really underweight Arabs that had some health issues that took me forever to put weight on them, I wanted to blanket. But seeing as how I ended up with a 4 and 5 year old that were barely halter broke and hated people, this was interesting.
Let her sniff at it, get used to the sound and smell of it. Once she was okay with that (which was about a half hour) I went to move the blanket towards her to rub on her shoulders which resulted in her spinning circles (her, the one. The other one was a quicker learner) for another while. Finally she was okay with the blanket touching her. Getting it over the back was another monument which took another half hour.
All in all in probably took close to two hours to get it on her and she wasn`t none to pleased with the process, but she appreciated it after.
Just be careful when you take it off, that you undo all the straps BEFORE you undo the chest straps - the last thing you want is for her to spook when you get the chest straps undone and have a blanket dragging underneath her.
Be patient. A good key is when she stops resisting, give her a break from it. Let her know that when she relaxes, good things happen. :)
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post #16 of 16 Old 01-18-2013, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Holy lordy, she is cute!

When I bought two really underweight Arabs that had some health issues that took me forever to put weight on them, I wanted to blanket. But seeing as how I ended up with a 4 and 5 year old that were barely halter broke and hated people, this was interesting.
Let her sniff at it, get used to the sound and smell of it. Once she was okay with that (which was about a half hour) I went to move the blanket towards her to rub on her shoulders which resulted in her spinning circles (her, the one. The other one was a quicker learner) for another while. Finally she was okay with the blanket touching her. Getting it over the back was another monument which took another half hour.
All in all in probably took close to two hours to get it on her and she wasn`t none to pleased with the process, but she appreciated it after.
Just be careful when you take it off, that you undo all the straps BEFORE you undo the chest straps - the last thing you want is for her to spook when you get the chest straps undone and have a blanket dragging underneath her.
Be patient. A good key is when she stops resisting, give her a break from it. Let her know that when she relaxes, good things happen. :)

Thank you so much!! I will definitely try it with her this weekend!
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