I have now officially owned Jack for 2 weeks, and though there is still so much to learn, slowly I am starting to figure out his personality. Here is what I have got down so far, for the uninitiated.
Things Jack likes:
- Cross country
- Chewing on ropes, particularly his lead line
Things Jack loves:
- His new best friend Gunnar
- Being groomed
Things Jack rather dislikes:
- Bath time
- The farrier
- Walking on concrete
Things Jack hates:
- Flies- or any winged creature that deigns to land on his sensitive skin
- Having his face washed
OMG I LOVE HIM.
❤ ❤ ❤
Jack and Simon have something in common regarding flies!
If you have any great fly-repelling techniques I would love to learn! He can’t handle any of it!
DITTO. I’m thinking about trying smart pak bug off. I’ve tried absorine ultra (has worked great on my other horses), prynnah, and espree. Next up is Endure.
My new prince charming 🙂
He is lovely 😀
I mean, I’m convinced. 🙂
gosh he is sweet tho! i love getting to know new ponies ❤
So fun! Although we still have moments where I’m like WTF are you trying to tell me horse?! But mostly fun 🙂
I love the “getting to know each other” period! I’ve had my guy for almost a year now- and I am still getting to know his personality!
For the head washing the show crowd use a squeezy ketchup bottle. One with warm water and shampoo,then towel off, then one with warm rinsing water. Or you could do me and just damp sponge the head seconds before a photo or class.
I like the ketchup bottle idea! I will definitely look into that- thanks for the tip!
Such a handsome dude!
He’s such a cutie. The palominos tend to be sensitive skinned the way chestnuts are. Even my vet has told me this. Levi freaks out if a fly touches him.
Ummmm you clearly missed his love for posing in front of the camera 😉 He is adorable. I told a friend of mine, that is currently shopping for a horse, that if the horse you buy doesn’t make you want to squeal like a 12 year old girl, it’s the wrong horse. Jack gives me all the squeals. 🙂
What boy LIKES to take a bath tho?