Well yesterday was the day , I needed to move him and while I could have made it happen without the halter, there is no time like the present right? So in I went , he was a little shy when he saw the rope but his friendly curious nature took over and I got that on him relatively quickly . That is where it stopped he would give to pressure and didn't fight hard but it just wasn't moving forward somehow . I had my yearly panic "oh no ! what if I have lost my touch???" ( do it every hear at some point ) then walked away for a few minutes and went back, he finally had the little tantrum he needed to have and gave in , you know it takes the time it takes and while each are different in their own way ,the pattern is pretty consistent , a little give and take , a little challenge and we are good to go. (except Dandy, that colt was something , I halter broke him by walking into the stall , putting the halter on and leading him out , no muss no fuss, and never looked back!!!!)
Funny, told my niece about it , and said something about I had wondered if I would get the job done, her response was "Auntie, it might have been a matter of when , but never a question that you would get it done!" I love that my peeps have such confidence in me , even when I don't!
Now I KNOW i have about a half dozen foal/Weanling halters, but for the life of me I could not find a one other than the HOT PINK one ,so Harley is a Tough enough to wear pink guy !
Pics are in the barn on my cell so not the best quality but ...
Coming out of the stall , a little slow and cautious, but he got it figured out
A little double take ,in case the pail was full of snakes or just crunch!
I don't leav it on esp as it is a little big but I went back in today and we did it all over again. Much better today , still a little hesitant but better.
And you know what? He still lets me pick up his feet ! LOL
We just look a little more together when we do it !
Good weekend otherwise, went to town for CFR and the farm fair on Sat, then chores and sundry things today and went out for supper and to visit Martins dad .
With all the snow the roads have been pretty awful but are finally improving . and the snow?
Well who enjoys it more than this guy ?
Stay safe and warm!