So the new donkey jennys (Ethel Merdonk and Princess Buttercup Pebbles) came here unhandled. They learned to take cookies fairly easily, of course… but wearing a halter was another story.
Cookie/halter training started last week.
First they get a cookie if they touch the halter with their nose. Then they get a cookie if they let the halter go over their nose. Then they get a cookie if they let the halter loop over their nose and they don’t move. Then they get a cookie if I can throw the rope-end over their necks… then they get a HUGE ATTA GIRL and a cookie if they stand still for me to tie it.
Well, today was HUGE ATTA GIRL day. Both ladies allowed me to put on their halters and tie them. They actually wore the halters for a few minutes and neither one shook their heads or reacted, although Ethel did sniff the halter on Princess.
Next lessons, picking up feet. The farrier comes March 30th, so we have a lot to accomplished!
PICS AT THE END OF THE SESSION TODAY!
MARCH BUCKET FUND! SO SKINNY, THEY HARDLY LOOK HEAVILY PREGNANT, young, starved and left on a kill lot… MARCH BUCKET FUND tribal fillies: Keona and Kiki!
WE ARE HALFWAY THERE!
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