Goofy photo from yesterday 🤣🤣🤣
No riding today, the weather was so incredibly unpleasant. I spent the day feeding Alfie (to his delight) and I gave Martini and Ziggy luxurious bubble baths.
This morning when I got to the barn our fantastic barn manager Regina couldn’t wait to tell me about the continuing saga of “Alfie hates Velcro.” He doesn’t actually hate it but sometimes he is more bothered by the sound of it than other times. Today wasn’t a good day for Velcro lol. As she’s telling me what happened, I was able to laugh at my sensitive goof ball once I found out no one was injured when he flew back in his stall to get away from the evil Velcro on his bell boot. I looked up at the sky and told her it’s the change in air pressure which gets him a little wonky. She agreed and would remember that the next time the weather drastically changes Velcro isn’t going to be his friend lol.
The point of my Velcro story is to really shed light on how sensitive horses truly are. They have tiny brains but their emotions are strong. They may not understand what we tell them but they understand tone of your voice. They get scared and look to humans to reassure them that everything is ok. Some horses are way more sensitive than others, some people don’t have the patience to deal with those special ones.
Based on Alfie’s anxiety issues, people weren’t nice to him for the majority of his life and those mental scars show. I am so grateful that he is surrounded by so much love and patience now. My hope is that one day, he may be able to let go of some of those scars. ❤️🐴