I called in on your radio show about my horse Sultan, now Gavilan. He had some issues with donkeys and communication with a mustang. Well this weekend I put him out with 3 other horses and the little red mini that he asked to be out with. He took to the 17.2 hand Oldendberg gelding quickly and followed him around for 2 hours! The big gelding took him under his wing and showed him the ropes of turnout in a small herd. When the Oldenberg dropped to roll Gavilan was right behind him, copying what he did. He was so relaxed and calm with his new friends. At one point Gavilan and the gang were in the far corner looking up in the top pasture and talking to the herd up there which included a donkey. That donkey’s ears were twitching back and forth but Gavilan only backed up a few steps behind the Oldenberg but did not take his eyes off the donkey and did not panic. THANK YOU for talking to him about his communication skills and helping me with ideas about helping him become more confident. It was amazing to watch him interact with other horses. He has only been a gelding for a year and a half and was a stallion for 10. As you know, stallions don’t get socialized with other horses for the most part. I will try to download a pic or two of him and a couple of his new friends.
Thank you again…you are awesome.
Cats Now Getting Along 🙂
Wanted to drop you a note to let you know how Eli and Bella are doing. It is amazing the difference in Eli since you spoke to him last week on the radio show. He is trying to be very careful on how he “touches” and several mornings I have woken up to Eli gently licking Bella and she was loving it!
I have also caught them playing together and Eli instead of jumping on her like he did before, he jumps then jumps away so not to be too aggressive. He still has some moments when he “forgets” and when I scold him he either lies on the floor with his head down or climbs under a chair to hide. He looks at me as if he is embarrassed for his behavior. I mentally say to him “remember what Laura said, you are not smarter than everyone else” and that everyone needs to get along in “harmony”… Thank you so much for your assistance and helping everyone (including myself) see things a lot clearer
Thank you again,