Amigo discovers humans are good for something!

15 year old 14hh sorrel Peruvian Paso gelding by Regalo de Dios, foaled June 1991. Amigo was gelded when he was 3 and was always easy to handle up until the last few years, where he has not been handled at all. SAFE is assisting his owners in finding him a new home.

Amigo discovers humans are good for something!

Postby cat_67 on Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:45 am

Mi Amigo watched with interest while I was giving Ace a neck scratch, but he was just not coming near. He watched me with kind of a forlorn look on his face and scratched himself on a pine tree. This went on for hours.

Me: Come on, honey, come over here and I'll scratch you. You're going to liiiiike it. It would feel really good!

Amigo: Uh-uh. You look like you might eat Peruvian Pasos. And you were dragging that scary snakelooking thing through the mud. The one that spits water. I do not like the snakelooking thing. And I've heard rumors it attacks horses and makes them clean. Uh-uh, no way.

Me: Oh, come on. I've got grain! You know you want it!

After a couple of hours he finally broke down. I backed toward him so he wouldn't realize I was focusing on him and got within arm length. But the really cool thing is that then he actually took a step toward me on his own to get within reach for the neck scratch!

(Look how little he is. I'm only 5'3!)


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Postby Juliane on Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:48 am

Awww....! I was so proud of Mi Amigo for taking that huge step towards you, both physically and mentally! How brave of him!

I love that look on his face! "Well, I guess I'll let you scratch my neck". :P
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