Tuesday night I put my hand that was holding the clippers on the side of her muzzle and just held it there until she quit tossing her head. She caught on quickly and soon was standing quietly for me to place my hand on her. I felt like that was a good breakthrough and we quit there.
Tonight we built on that and I was able to clip her muzzle fairly easily. Miss Emi is learning that her mother will get her own way. I'm going to give her a few days off from that form of pony torture before I attempt a bridle (halter) path. I know that will have it's own challenges but I'm sure we can do it. I'm definitely thinking I've got one smart little girl.
|A clean muzzle|