Re: Spoilt horses?
Hana's ridiculously spoilt haha, she's my pride and joy and my baby so i like treating her, lookign after her to the best i can and to what she deserves, makes me happy :) However she's not like a spoilt brat sort of spoilt lmao! she does actually appreciate it, and yes i understand she is a horse lol!!! She has endless amounts of rugs and boots and buckets and headcollars and numnahs i do have ridiculously expensive tack but my saddle was the only one that fit her well as she has a difficult shaped back to fit and as we jump alot and she bucks it has to fit her perfectly, and it just so happened a bloody prestige would. Oops :) She's shod always but only on the front as she falls over on the concrete with backs on lol and she does feel tho cold so is being rugged and slippered up at night now. She has adlib hay always pretty much and i do use alot of supplements but i can see an improvement in hana's behavoir and condition. She's clipped all through the winter, but she is in heavy work and competes. She has loads of toys and licks i spent my brithday savings on rubber matting for her, she has all the newest rugs and i think last time i counted she had 19 just to herself haha, boots wise i think i have a fetish, and we must literally have about 30 pairs haha. She's always trimmed and groomed and bathed too and i give her massages and scratches every night and oil her feet :) I do this becuase i enjoy it and hana likes being pampered, but even if i dont for a few days it doesnt affect us or our relationship so i definitly see no harm in it, not for us anyway. :)
With the coming into eachothers space thing, tbh i think both of us kind of have no spatial awarness and neither really worry haha, like this morning she was charging round the menage fly bucking and rearing and really enjoying herself, i went in coz an over reach boot flew off and she came flat out galloping to me and stopped literally at an inch from my side and started trotting behind me and playing with my hair. She never intimmidates me or tries to dominate me and i dont either, so we kind of have an understanding that niether of us scare each other and know we'll never hurt one another and lately ive proper realised i think we trust each other too much lmao, even with all her rearing and buckign and spooking. Although tbf i can see the problems with this as shes fine with experienced people looking after her but anyone that isnt she does just take the mickey lol :)