Friday, August 6, 2010

A Little Help From a Friend

Watching Jeanne walk up to Izzy, toss her arms around her neck and catch her in 0.3 seconds made me say some not nice words in my head.  Smile firmly in place I trotted out to where she was at the gate, horse in hand.  Stunned, I asked how on earth she did that because that was NOT how the horse had been acting for me.  

We grabbed some brushes and Jeanne had some bonding time, then put Izzy through her "natural" paces.  I sat back and watched.  When Jeanne asked if I wanted to work on anything I jumped on it "Let's practice haltering!".  Heh, heh.  And yes, spunky monkey Izzy returned.  Breathing a deep sigh of relief, I was happy it wasn't me!!  

Jeanne and I spend a good portion of the afternoon working with her.  Trying to work her through this strange phase she's entered.  It was nice to have some help.  It definitely confused the horse.  She wasn't entirely sure which human she should be running from.  

We ended the day with Izzy haltered.  And I'll keep working with her on the haltering issue.  Hopefully it's just a phase that she grows out of soon.  Very soon...

1 comment:

The Canadian said...

Good thing she is beautiful, cause she sure is frustrating!!!