Reina, Baymule’s Horse

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She lets me walk up to her now. I bought her horse treats this morning at TSC. She came to me when I called, not knowing about the treats. I gave her 2. Later I went out, called her, she came to me even holding a lead rope. I clipped it on the halter and took her in the yard to graze. Just a little at a time.
 

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The people on the Facebook page probably had to catch her a time or two without the ability to be patient and slowly habituate her like you are doing. By the nature of things, she has had to be moved around a lot lately, which means catching her up whether she likes it or not. So nice for her to be home for good now!

She has a kind eye
I thought so too. I like her alert and inquisitive expression.

Oh @Baymule ! What a fun adventure ahead of you. I agree with the others, I’m glad you have a horse in your life again!
 

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She's absolutely beautiful, she'll be real purdy once she puts weight back on again! So happy for you, Ive always been a horse person (not just a girl that squeals when she sees a horse... a REAL horse person) So i understand this is an amazing addition to your beautiful farm, hope she warms up to you, it sounds like she likes you already which is really good!
 

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3 guys are here to finish sawing up that enormous oak tree in the front pasture. I went to get Reina, openly carrying a halter and lead rope. Ummmm….., nope! She walked away, I backed up. I held out a treat. Walk towards her, she walk away a few steps, while I backed up. Forward, back, forward, back, until she stood and got her treat. I put the lead rope around her neck and slipped the new halter on. It fit perfect.

Grass! While she grazed, I unraveled the mane ropes.

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One of the guys started clearing the fence row, I’ve given them the pines. The wire isn’t worth saving, it’s real old.

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The posts are old and rotten. They mostly broke off at the ground.

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I was grazing Reina close to all the chainsaw noise, then I moved her real close. She did ok with the noise. She got concerned a few times, but did good.

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I worked on her mane, untwisting the ropes and got one mat out. She still had a couple of big ones.

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Walked her back to her pen, took the halter off and gave her a treat.
 

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3 guys are here to finish sawing up that enormous oak tree in the front pasture. I went to get Reina, openly carrying a halter and lead rope. Ummmm….., nope! She walked away, I backed up. I held out a treat. Walk towards her, she walk away a few steps, while I backed up. Forward, back, forward, back, until she stood and got her treat. I put the lead rope around her neck and slipped the new halter on. It fit perfect.

Grass! While she grazed, I unraveled the mane ropes.

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One of the guys started clearing the fence row, I’ve given them the pines. The wire isn’t worth saving, it’s real old.

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The posts are old and rotten. They mostly broke off at the ground.

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I was grazing Reina close to all the chainsaw noise, then I moved her real close. She did ok with the noise. She got concerned a few times, but did good.

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I worked on her mane, untwisting the ropes and got one mat out. She still had a couple of big ones.

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Walked her back to her pen, took the halter off and gave her a treat.
a mat splitter for dogs sometimes works well to get those more stubborn mats out of manes.
 
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