Had to take a little break due to having to make two training rollers !
Moni - continued to work on her picking up her front legs - just really repeat process so she gets used to it, have moved onto her backs. Started by running a stick up and down the leg, as she didn't kick out I proceeded to then rub my hands over the lower part of the leg. I can now ask her to pick her back legs up and can successfully pick them out - It will not be long now and they will get a quick trim.
Willma - started games with her, am not using any artificial aids as yet.
Sent her away using hand, arm, body signals and made her move around until she started to lick & chew, then allowed her to top and see what position she adopted, She straight away turned to look at me for further guidance, she was asked and allowed to approach me, which she also did straight away, I made a fuss of her and gave her some oats. I then sent her away before she backed off and repeated the process. I did this for about a week until she became really comfortable, I then got the carrot stick ( with the lash removed ) and started to get her to accept this - I can rub her all over - including her legs - without any major issues.
Shortly I will attach the lash and touch her all over with the stick and lash - flicking the lash over her so she gets used to this as well.
Lilly - She is still trouble to get near - Karin and I can get her to approach now and take food from our hands but if we try to stroke her she retreats.
She is going to take the most work as at the moment she is behaving the most wild - For the moment it's just more of getting her used to us being there.
Foal - now called Beebits
Typical foal - inquisitive and wary. Karin is doing the most work with her as I need to concentrate on Moni & Willma. Karin can handle Beebits and rub her all over - starting to get her to hold her legs up and accepting a rope dangled over her face ( preparation for halter ) , She is coming along nicely and provided she doesn't have any traumatic experience I don't foresee any major problems.
It may be a week or so before I can post again as I have several bridles, a training cavesson, dog collars etc to make