Thank you Dani and Romy!
He looks soooooo much like Zermi in this video
I told you, they are alike!
By the way, will Zermi turn completely white, or will his mane stay like that?
Also, I found it quite amazing how he stayed so calm and positive when you did not reward for all the things he offered but insisted on the head lowering.
Must look like torture to you and your horses
. But in my defence I have to say that what you can see in the video was the end of an already very long session of rearing, so I was getting picky. I tried to reinforce the duration in the air and also tried to keep a certain calmness in the attempts.
But on the other hand I guess I can get quite demanding in my training
. I think Mucki is OK with it though, if I read him right. He usually voices his opinion, like so: at some point in the end, he just took me by the sleeve of my right arm and began to pull in the direction of the open paddock
. It was such a clear (almost human) gesture that I had to laugh and follow. I think he wanted to simulate the kind of arm gesture which I make when I invite him to come along with me
At first I thought he wanted to play more wildly in the open space, but then it was just the hayfeeder where he led me
. I stayed with him there for a while, plucking hay out of the haynet for him, feeling so privileged to be there like his herd buddy