He was sweating a lot today - it's almost 90 degrees but super humid so it was expected. They said he's a sweater anyways, so we decided to go ahead and try hosing him off. We weren't sure how he would do but he LOVED it and stood there like a champ and enjoyed the cold spray. When we got out the shedding blade, he just sat there with his eyes closed like "Oh my word, I love you people!" I think this is probably the most spoiling he's had in a very long time.
|So shiny, I love it! But neck needs lotsa work.|
So far his only bad fault is that he doesn't want to stop when you are leading him. We did discover the trick to leading him calmly though (until it's time to stop...) we just lead him like a racehorse, haha! We walk him almost by the halter and he's so much happier and calmer to have less lead to run around on, unlike Red who just chills out behind you. He's very different and it'll take some getting used to but I think he's getting a lot better already!
|Shalom says I love you and I love grooming time!|
I'm going to invest in a good rope halter with knots on the nose for leading. I don't think the nylon is cutting it.
On a god note, this horse can back that thing up, lol!! I'm going to start backing him up when he's wanting to keep going and run us over when he's unhappy with stopping as opposed to circling him. Anywho, I'm feeling the blogging creative juices flowing now that I have a horse here to talk about and I can't wait to start making better posts. This blog won't be too abandoned or sloppy anymore, I think! Now I just need my big Red horse home, please!
(PS: Umm...so....we've discussed this and if Shalom likes it and if I like riding Shalom, we're going to start jumping lessons. Woop!)