Emi and Roz are doing great together. They seemed to have worked things out. He was extra grouchy, even towards me, the first couple of days. He seems happy again now. He must have realized it's fun to have a friend!
|Sharing a hay pile last night|
Tonight I didn't have as much time so I just pulled Roz out into the isle and left him eating his grain while I cleaned their paddock. Both ate well and aside from looking anxious when I first pulled Roz away Emi did great. Baby steps!
Once they finished their grain, I let Roz go, and haltered Emi. I wanted to groom her and was trying to decide where I we should stand. I realized I could use the bars on the stall front to fake tie her. I looped her rope around two bars and held on to the end. She may as well have been tied. She stood totally still while I groomed her and even had her little foot rested at one point. I decided to pull the slack out of the rope and see what she thought about a little bit of tension. Her response was to just step forward. What a smart girl!
|Roz begging for cookies. Emi doesn't know about that...yet.|