Monday, April 30, 2007

Undemanding time - Day 1

I didn’t know it at the time, but I accepted a challenge. I took a chair and sat in Jeepers’ paddock today. Since we have moved to the new barn and she has her herd she no longer greets me at the gate. I hope this will help. So of course today when she saw me coming she started to walk toward the gate. However, she quickly assessed that I did not have a halter and lead in my hand and she turned away and walked back to her girl friend. Hmmm, how interesting. I unfolded my chair and sat. Watched her shift her weight from one hind leg to the other. Watched her move her ears. Her girl friend came over for a sniff and then walked back to Jeepers. 45 minutes later still nothing more than an occasional ear twitch in my direction. Sigh. Looks like I have a lot more sitting to do!