Originally Posted by free_sprtd
oh my goodness that is too freakin adorable! She learned so fast! What a great idea for being bored in stall rest! I'm super impressed, how did you teach her that?
Thanks, she is very smart!!
I just said "shake", patted her leg, and then at first I had to pull it up and forward myself, then give her the treat and say "good girl"! But after a few repetitions, she started to catch on! Eventually, I'm going to have her lift it high and way out in front of her so it's really a good shake! And oh, I use Tic Tacs as treats! Low calorie/sugar and very tiny, but they are strong and she loves the minty taste.
And as an added bonus, when they hear the Tic Tacs in there shaking around they know what they are..works wonders out at the pasture gate when you want them to come in!