Sunday, May 16, 2010

So Nevy is just on a roll! he is really starting to come out of his shell and and is acting more like the 2 y/o he is. He is curious, pushy, piggy, and a bit of a ham. He LOVES bath time, i think its his favorite thing we do. He gets a hose off every day to help with he touch issues. He is very sensitive to touch, flies, the brush etc... so we are bathing and exercising every day to help toughen up his skin a bit.

Saturday we had a playday at the ranch for all my students. So we had about 10 kids and their parents all hanging out and sitting under the tree next to his paddock, or riding around the arena. He paddock is inside the riding arena so everything was going on right around him. He was a little freaked out at first but calmed down pretty quick. After a little while i looked out and saw that one of my older students was actually in the paddock with him and he was standing and letting her pet him! She has a very quiet and calm energy so i think he was able to connect to her quickly. During our lunch break i let her take him out and play around with him in the arena. they did great!

This evening i went out to play with him and i decided to see if he would put at least one foot in the trailer. He is EXTREMELY food motivated so a hopped in with a scoop full of grain and "told" him that if he started to lift a leg or put a foot in the trailer he could have a bite of grain. Well, in less than 5 minutes he was all the way in the trailer. We loaded up twice and will keep practicing EVERY day until the expo. I want to be 200% sure he will be good for the trip, the unloading, and the reloading after the expo.

My little ham! He is becoming more mouthy... which we will work on but for now im just happy that he does show an interest in being a little naughty and playful instead of fear being his dominant emotion. I think he has me around his finger. :)

1 comment:

  1. You are doing a fabulous job! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see him at the expo!