Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tail massage

Michael took this picture just before our haltering session on Saturday:

Giving my horse a tail massage

He took the picture to make a point. Panama loves a "tail massage," where I lightly massage the sides and underneath of his tail, right up underneath where no hair grows. If I do it just right, he drops his head, half-closes his eyes, and almost falls asleep at the hitching post.

My fingers are nowhere near his anus, but try telling Michael that!



At January 21, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Anonymous Jackie said...

Yep, I would be having that same exact discussion with my husband if he caught me doing that. One of the horses was nosing around in the poop cart after I cleaned his stall (looking for stray hay pieces, of course) but the hubby maintains to this day that he was eating his own manure. He may never learn. But that's ok.

At January 21, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Michael is really troubled by seeing the horses sift through poop, too -- though I have to give it to him, I actually have seen them eat poop. According to my vet, when a horse's teeth haven't been floated in a while, a lot of undigested food comes through in their poop. Yum -- leftovers!


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