Hey, just wanted to let you all know what a difference we are seeing already in my donkey, “Samson.” I
A couple weeks ago he acted nervous around people and wouldn’t let me near his face when I forced meds down him. What Steve told me made a lot of sense, so the following evening after you answered my question, I was in the barn and was working with Samson; when he started acting up and trying to get away I got rough with him instead of trying to soothe him. The next day when I went to the barn Samson came to me and asked for an ear rub! He has had such a better demeanor ever since that first session. I’ve also been working on loosening his throat-latch and he has a much softer, relaxed head now.
Thank you for the advice and for putting out great information!