Originally Posted by draftgrl
So I just had a though....How does Nova do with other people? Being she has really never been handled by anyone before now, how does she respond to say your husband? Just a thought for future possible problems, say when the vet, farrier or a friend come to see her.
- she does great with my husband - cause she knows him - she loves my barn owner - cause he feeds her (she does get a little food aggressive - she is better - we are still working on that issue - when I first got her she actually was turning her butt to me and wanted to kick me!)
- I had the farrier come out 3 weeks ago to give her first trim - it took her about 5 minutes to warm up to him, she was not afraid of him, just did not know him - so I told him to rub on her for 5 minutes and then she was relaxed about him and as result she stood still for him
-I'd say other people will not be a problem - my female friend stops by my barn once in like 2 weeks and Nova comes to her to get a pet on forehead over the fence
I think Nova associates humans with a lot of lovin' and rubbing on her and the humans = rubbing feels good :-D