Thursday, 1 October 2009

Mutual trust

Well today I did something I only do with horses I trust a lot. I balanced Gracies fore foot on my knee. Its a big trust thing for her too because it does leave her more vulnerable than the usual foot pick up. And she learnt immediately that if I faced forward and asked for 'foot' she needed to relax it forward rather than flip it up and under.

The following pictures are near fore side view - you can see how her foot had been allowed to scoot forward in her previous life. Solar view of near fore - heel is decontracting nicely. Then side views of near and off hind. See how the nasty infected crack is rapidly growing out. Final picture is Grace being a safe perch for a magpie - there were two before I got my camera out.

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