Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ranger Lesson #1

Ranger Lesson #1

This is not about me teaching Ranger something, but Ranger teaching me something.

Lesson #1—do not, repeat, do not clean feet out of order.  It is left front, left back, right back, right front.  Don’t even think of starting with the right front.  I usually just grab the hoof that is closest—my mistake.  It actually took me a few days to figure out why he was so snarky when I was cleaning his feet.  When I realized my mistake, all was well with the world.

Ranger absolutely does not like any change.  Things are done a certain way—his way or the highway.  Well, after 20 years in our family, he has earned the right to be a tyrant.

Left front, first, always…


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Hmmm. He's a particular one. I tend to pick up whichever hoof has the least amount of weight on it so that I don't have to fuss around with getting the horse to shift its weight. I'm sure that Ranger gets comfort from his routines.

achieve1dream said...

Hehe he's not a tyrant! He's a human trainer. Good job Ranger!