Jo popped over with some eggs for The Thordale Summer Egg Shop (now up and running at the end of the gate) so I asked her to give me a hand with the bebbies’ education.
We led Waffle into the shed and Storm and Silver dutifully followed.
There was a certain amount of pointing and laughing from his friends…..
and they were very interested in his lesson – taking it all in.
Each bebbie had a headcollar put on and were tied separately to a string round the edge of the school. Waffle has a new skill. He likes to eat his friend’s rope so we had to tie them a bit further away from each other or we will be getting through ropes.
Next was the picking up of feet and using a hoofpick too. Fronts and backs. They all had to do it at least once nicely and calmly, without an argument or snatching back their feet.
Storm got into a a bit of thing about this so I talked to his front end and told him how clever he was, while Jo did each foot. He was much better then.
Err…. me (oh dear).
This is my preferred method of training – having a chat and kissing the nosey.
Silver managed to get himself into a mess. He was swiftly put right. All part of his education.
Storm got the hang of walking nicely (after my input obviously).
They are very trusting little souls and respond well to positive training methods and kisses.
(I bet Jo regrets visiting but at least I got to take photos this time)