Thursday, June 24, 2010
One of our friends came over to help us catch our new mare. She was playing the"don't touch me horse" game. Being a novice we did not know the secret of getting a horse to come. Use a bucket of sweet grain and a slice of bread under your sweaty armpit. Take the sweaty slice and put it in the feed bucket. The mare will smell the bread (your scent) and eat it. She remembers your scent as a good feeling and will come back for more. We were able to pet her and get her into her stall. She is an older mare and a mama. So there is a lot going on in her head, new baby, new owners, new pasture, but she is a good mare once she trusts us. She was just testing us and protecting her foal from the newbies.