Monday, December 19, 2011

Working with Star....

For some reason Star is totally scared to death uncomfortable 
if you have a
halter or a lead rope in your hands 
when you go visit with her.
So a friend came over to help me work with her on this.

 You can NOT, approach Star from the front.
 Has to be from the side.
 Once you touch her, she melts in your hands.
 She loves to be petted and rubbed all over.
But hide that dang lead rope!
 Snuck it around her.
She did not bolt.
Rubbed her with it.
She stood very nice.
AND was very cautious about it.
 Took it off and showed it to her.
 She allowed it to be put on again.
 I even was able to do this with Star.
 Took it off and she was allowed to walked away.
 Then for being such a good girl, I was giving her cookies.
And hanging off my wrist was her halter.
She ate a few, and then before I knew it,
She took the halter off my wrist!
 She was so cute!
 Then dropped.
 Star came over to me.....
 "Did I do good mom?"

"Yes Star, You were very good!"


Lois Evensen said...

awwwwwwww. How very sweet!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Thank you so much for coming by my place, not only because I appreciate your concern but also for introducing me to your blog -- I have always wanted a donkey, so I will be living vicariously through your experience for sure :) xx

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

P.S. I'm Michelle also from Goat Berries :)