Monday, May 21, 2012
Shiloh's in Training
#2 catches Tori, and ties her up, so she won't interfere.
Then he gets our rope halter and goes about catching Shiloh and putting it on her.
Shiloh is not very cooperative, but doesn't know which way to run yet.
Once haltered, #2 spends about 20 minutes playing tug of war with Shiloh.
The first day it was an almost constant battle. The second day, she was beginning to understand that as long as she didn't struggle, the rope didn't pull.
Today was day three. She stood most of the time without struggling. She's a quick study!
Husband found a halter that will fit her tiny head today, and he and #1 wrestled to get it on her. Tomorrow's lesson will be the first with a lead.
More importantly though, she will have numerous lessons throughout the day whenever any of us go to give her some loving. Just a gentle hand on the halter, a tilt of the head, and let her go. She'll soon understand that the halter won't hurt her.