He had a bath today!
It was a good day.
He was on his best behavior... ALMOST!!!
He threw a little foot stompin' temper tantrum...
and I mean HE STOMPED that back foot down HARD.
He got sprayed with water again because he told us
he could do it,
then decided he couldn't !?!
Doc is rinsing DUSTY
You will see in the video that he keeps
picking up his back foot and he
stomped his left front foot!
I'd like to think it is the water running down his leg
that is bothering him...
There was no backing up,
No dancing around.
He let us get the job done!!!
Today was day 25 of bridling.
We are trying something a bit different.
Doc had a lengthy discussion with Miss Phyllis,
our trainer at the stable.
Everything we have done to date is good.
She says there is no rule of thumb here on when
he should be taking it easily.
Every horse is different.
In all fairness to Dusty,
we don't even know if he has ever been ridden in a bit
After two attempts of bumping
his head down after he raised it and asking him to put your
OPEN YOUR MOUTH!...
We went to plan B!!!
Out came the stud chain, across the nose.
Doc took over.
One GENTLE BUMP...
put your head down...
open your mouth...
AND he took the bit!!!
It slid right in!
HE CAN DO IT!!!
Tomorrow will be a new day and day 26!
Like I said before
we are on a mission and I don't mean mission impossible!
I don't want to do it is not an option!!!
Copperpony got to graze and dry in the
warm sunshine when done
and he got LOTS of carrots and apples!