Just to let you all know, I managed to get headcollars on Little Leo and Benji, two of our newest foals. I went up there last night and got them into the barn for some feed. After eating out of the bucket on my lap for a while I put my hand in the bucket so they had to touch it... This progressed gradually until the foals had to be touched all over whilst they were eating. By the time I got around to getting the headcollars out they were so relaxed they didn't even notice them going on really!
They stopped eating for a minute after the headcollars went on and paused to think about it for a little bit. However, they were soon back eating again and being rubbed all over! We'll start moving onto leading with them soon too.
Benji has had a sore eye recently and we had to get the vets out to have a look. They gave us antibiotics and within 3 days the discoloration has almost completely gone! He seems a lot more perky too!
22nd May, 2013 Bluebell Would
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