Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Milton 2.0

How are Milton & I faring with our do over? Very well, thank you. We are doing very little, but I’m very excited about it.

His ground-tie is a work in progress. He stays in place but is not immobile. We are at the stage where he moves a hoof, I move it back. He moves a hoof. I move it back. Ad infinitum.

He is undecided about grooming. He is the only horse I’ve met who will pin his ears and lick at same time. Weird dude.

He responds well to body work: sighing, yawning, head lowering, chewing, licking, and – when working on the rear half – farting. He responds quickly, which either means he is a surface horse &/or he does not have deep-seated problems.

We are talking the field walks that Mathilda and I used to do [My Two Horses]. He is mostly blase about the wandering about, but I use a halter with a nose chain. I want to be prepared in case we have a spontaneous discussion on the subject of respect.

Mainly, I look forward to working with him. That’s huge.

Greg works with Milton on the weekends. In aiming for the shadow, I caught Milton with his tongue out. I guess that means he was relaxed.

Greg works with Milton on the weekends. In aiming for the shadow, I caught Milton with his tongue out. I guess that means he was relaxed.

Comments on: "Milton 2.0" (6)

  1. Steady progress. You will turn into a ground-working horse-hippy like me yet.

  2. Huge. šŸ™‚

  3. Anonymous said:

    And she didn’t even include Sat’s work. She was on one end of the lunge lines and M2 was on the other. And neither one ended up a sweaty mess.

  4. Very glad to read this! Keep being excited šŸ™‚

  5. Carolyn BB said:

    “Move a hoof, I move it back” reminds me of the “touch tha fishy” hilarious cat video that has gone viral on the faceplace.

  6. Jump! All! The! Things!

    I’m sorry, was someone talking about horse hippies? Do HH jump? Thank you for the good words. Am now off to check out cat videos. See you in an hour … or two … or three …

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