ME Love Story--Maggie
5 year old Morgan mare (yes, I was wrong on the age!)
**These are all real entries from the journal I'm keeping on her progress.**
Day 1- Sunday March 20, 2011
I brought Maggie in, and Melissa brough in Dash. Maggie was very nervous abut being out of the pasture and in the barn. I brushed her and cleaned her mane and tail. I braided her tail and vet wrapped to keep it untangled. She stood quietly and her owner (Karyl) was impressed with how calm and quiet she was being. When Melissa brought Dash into the arena, Maggie panicked and whinnied for her. After about a minute of calling to her, she calmed down and was quiet again. She stayed this way until Dash came back and she only whinnied before she was quiet again.
I brought her into the arena and we walked around and looked at everything. she was nervous and snorted quite a bit. When she sniffed something she was previously scared of, she was rewarded with a pat on the neck and a lot of praise. We checked out an empty feed bag. She was fine sniffing it but wanted nothing to do with it when it was moved towards her. After a little while of bringing it towards her and praising her for not moving, I was able to touch her on the shoulder with it. She didn't move. I rewarded her and we were done for the day.