She’s such a beautiful girl. Comes right up and is friendly whenever I want her to. Takes a bit of cajoling at times, I’ve learned that she absolutely responds to the crossing her body access asking her to follow me even if she’s way out in the pasture she will come to me. Because of her now low rank in the herd and Mijo’s higher rank I think she’s going to be the one to start first. Her injury seems to have changed her personality as well as her herd rank. She’s more apt to hang out with me at the fence. The other day she was there at the fence and I was trying to touch more than just her nose, which has become comfortable for me to go in from any angle... I touched her nearside cheek, no problem, but when I moved to the off-side she nipped towards my arm. I said, “I’m not food! You can’t eat me!” I sent her away, snapping my eyes to hers sternly, hands on hips shoulders square, eyes on eyes...she went away. Today we were back to rubbing her nose and I didn’t attempt to rub her cheek.
The catchpen is the next project, this homesteading stuff is no joke. The gates to the orchard are all in now and look amazing!
I started a Facebook page for Mijo so I can post videos and pictures of them and our progress if you want to search Medicine Hat Mijo, his stuff will pull up.
These horses are so amazing I really want to help them be all they can be!