(Uh, we're still working on that).
Thanks to Jack and his excellent use of reverse psychology, Dancer eventually decided it was a better idea to do what we asked than to prance around all night. She was a bit nervous at first that she was in trouble (which she was but you can never tell that to a horse after they've done it right or it'll bite you when they're naughty again--they'll remember doing what was right and still getting chastised), but after a good face rub she gave her telltale relaxed face:
So, if you're wondering what a horse is saying (and you don't have any psychic abilities allowing you to read their minds--I know I haven't tapped that power yet) look for the body signals. Ears not laid flat? That's good. Not baring teeth? Excellent. Not pawing nervously? Again, good. Loose lips? Perfect.
|So much easier to be obedient, isn't it Dancer?|