Saw her again today, worked on more of the same from yesterday. Dream, are you sure she will eventually start picking up her back feet? Again, her front feet were fine today but her back feet i had to spend quite a bit of tries bent over just tapping her leg. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, and she finally picked up. That wasnt the exact number of times I had to tap (I actually had to tap more) but you get the point.
I didnt wallop her today even though Im sure if your guys horses refused to pick up their back feet when you ask, you would nip them in the bud am I right?
I changed things up today and instead of tying her inside the barn, I tied her to one of the BOs loose trailers parked outside. But she seemed a bit nervous and uncomfortable with that because there were a couple herds on the other side and she couldnt see around, so I untied her and tied her to one of the posts outside. She seemed fine with this.
I will say that she has become very good in standing quietly when I have food with me and knowing she wont get fed until she stands patiently! Shes a very smart mare and has caught on very fast. I even did something for the first time in like a month that I used to do with her everyday - I grazed her! Not very long, 15mins, she didnt seem overly crazy about the yellow grass (dont blame her). She ate some but then wanted to go back to her herd.
Im giving tomorrow and possible tues as well a break for her. Its suppose to snow 10cm tonight through tomorrow and 5cm on tues :(
Last edited by Hoofpic; 11-22-2015 at 07:21 PM.