Cause she's my everything ❤
Mir bedeutet das Video einfach so viel 🙈💘 ---
Heute war der Hufschmied da und die beiden waren eigentlich im Großen und Ganzen echt brav 😊❤ Davor hatte ich sie schon geputzt usw. und hab mit beiden etwas an den Basics gearbeitet 😊🙈 ----
Gestern durfte ich außerdem beim Krämer einen äußerst informativen Vortrag von Sandra Kogler (sie ist Trainerin in Natural Horsemanship und Freiheitsdressur) anhören, welcher mir nochmal komplett neue Denkanstöße und Inspiration geliefert haben 🙌💘 D.h. ich werde beispielsweise die Arbeit mit Leckerlis um ein Vielfaches zurücknehmen und versuchen die Esel noch mehr auf Stimmlob und Loben etc. zu trainieren 😊💪 Ich bin gespannt, wie sich diese Ansätze alle auswirken werden 🙏💪
Meinungen zum Video? 😘❤
Thank you for your image: @just.donkeys
Yesterday was sedate donkey day! 😅
Vet was out to geld Pedro and Styles (both boys are doing great). Esel, who is a permanent resident here with a sponsor, let’s me handle his feet but is NOT cooperative with others, farrier and vet included. .
Tipper and Woody were sedated for their trims also.
Woody needs both front feet soaked daily for awhile to help the rest of his past life move its way out. 😌
Pedro and Styles will be ready for their next chapter in life (adoption) in the next few weeks, along with Woody (adopter already pending) and Tipper is looking for a foster home. .
Also, Ghost, who we were told was about 20, is actually in her 30’s with no back teeth. The remaining ones had dental work on.
Thank you for your image: @savethebrays
Today was all about Nater Tot. And he’s all about feeding our critters their treats and indulging in his own sweet things like Gramma’s goat milk ice cream. Perfectly acceptable on a cold day. We still made time to hand off a new order of Red Clay to Catherine’s Cottage in Hendersonville- filled with holiday scents and more!
Sorry for the boring video; at least Tiny’s drafty donkey cuteness makes up for it! ✨
This was our first session (besides the two from months ago); working on charging the clicker. I want her to understand the click = reward instead of diving right into it. I’ve noticed that has been a slight problem with Nina. .
We also did two other short sessions with the first stages of “manners” through protective contact. She did amazing for all of it and was super lively and curious about it all. I’m super excited to continue, I have a feeling she’s gonna be loads of fun to train further. 😌
Donkeys are like giant dogs 🐕 Honestly what I’ve realized in the last few years is that ALL animals are just like dogs 😁❤️ Once you start thinking like that you start seeing every animal as a playful, interesting and amazing individual and it’s freakin awesome to see everyone as a friend of yours 😁👏🏻 Vegan vibes today on this throwback to Aruba, look at this guys face - I quickly became his best friend after some good belly scratches! 🌱🐴 #waswaitingtopostthis#donkeys#animals#friends#sofun#vegan#beyondtheweak
👉 You may recall the story of Maisie, Indie and Oscar, three mules who were rescued with painfully twisted feet in Scotland. They were brought to our main sanctuary in Sidmouth with their pony friend, Fizz, to continue their journey to a full recovery. But their ordeal was far from over.
Sara Blair-Salter, who runs our New Arrivals unit, described them ‘climbing the walls’ when the team first tried to get near them. Knowing how much ongoing care Maisie, Indie and Oscar still needed, Sarah was sure their frightened behaviour was a serious issue.
That’s why we have a comprehensive behaviour programme for situations like this, because addressing behaviour is just as important as physical care when ensuring an animal’s wellbeing.
Ben Hart, our expert behaviourist, created individual shaping plans, detailing small steps that the team needed to work on every day until the mules felt safe when being handled. Slowly but surely, the animals became less stressed and more able to stand still while a head collar was applied, or while the farrier worked on their feet.
The mules are at different stages and Maisie has the longest way to go, as his behaviour was so extreme. To ensure the continuation of their shaping plans when they leave New Arrivals to live at one of our sanctuaries, the grooms have already been over to meet them and we’re confident they will settle well and love their new lives — no longer frightened by the people who want to care for them.