Funny Mason getting stuck in the farm frisbee
Below was the snark face I got, rightly so, because on Saturday and today, when I went to kiss Laz or hand feed him a carrot...I STATIC SHOCKED his sweet lips!!!!!!!!!
Now, he's developing (quickly might I add...jeez my horse is brilliant) a new fear of shock. He comes close to my hand and then jumps back anticipating a shock. He tried to come again, and nibbled his lead line and POP, he got static shocked again.
How do I eliminate static?!
I noticed when currying him and brushing him in the sand arena, there were pop pop pops sounds of static on his fur. Do I rub a dryer sheet on my brushes?! I do not want a head shy horse or one that is afraid of my kisses! Now, I know it's just static shock, not a big deal, but to my OVERLY sensitive OTTB, it's like I'm strapping him in the electric chair.
I can't bear looking in those chocolaty eyes when he looks and says "Why are you doing that to me? What did I do?" (sniff)..ok, so there's no sniff, but I feel awful.
I had to spend 15 minutes rubbing him, shoving carrots in his mouth (after I wet my hands to eliminate shock) and convincing him he wasn't being punished for something. Poor guy, must have been confusing.
I am happy to say, we did have a great little hack in the arena. We did a few minutes of trotting and did mostly power walking. No spooks, happy perked ears and good solid forward movement. We worked on our "Whoa's" and standing still, and our backing ups which he aced like a pro.
Little video clip of Laz and I trying to convince Mason that we won't bite....or won't we?!
Ignore my voice (gag!!!)
Mason is sooooo respectful of the arena and will only come in when I BEG him to. What a wonder dog he is.
Mason looking away because he's embarrassed of his big brother, Laz's god awful-growing-out-for-winter-hair-cut. Oh well, at least it's thick and luxurious!
Also, a quick update on Holistic meds. Laz has been taking them quite well. Every other day, I hand feed two different meds to him which he used to able to spit out the teeeeny tiny granules but now he eats them fine with some of his L/S feed. He also takes his dailies well in his feed. Whoo hoo.