Friday, April 15, 2011

we all survived the horsey massage

 Nina was surprisingly good for her massage in spite of high winds, blowing dirt and a tendency to spook.  All of the horses were restless today, I think they are tired of the winds, so we worked on Nina in her pen, which is where she is most relaxed.
She was a little defensive at first but just a little and then stood quietly until she got her neck stretched and then she was all in.  Do that again! and again

The original plan, since she can be a little difficult, was just to do the front end today but she was good and enjoying a lot of it so she got the whole body done.
She was more demonstrative about what she like and what she didn't like than poor Ned was.  That's what you get for being polite and well behaved.  The dramatic girls always get what they want.


  1. Freedom is a bit of a drama queen when it comes to massage. He gets all fidgety and gives me the evil eye . . . until he decides that he likes it and gives a huge release.

  2. I love it when they start getting into the massage! :)

  3. I have heard some really good things about the Masterson Method; in fact, one of the girls I used to board with recently got MM-certified and is now taking a class in...hhhmmm, something equine bone-related.
    It's so funny when a horse has a really posiive reaction to a massage -- when Salem had his last year, he did this big back-stretch thing and rolled his eyes back in his head while licking/chewing. It was pretty cool!

  4. I love your last line, "The dramatic girls get what they want". Maybe that's why things work out for me! ;)

  5. Nina has always been opinionated--LOL!
    Glad she enjoyed it!! :)


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