Oh, the things you discover on this horse journey. Who would have thought we'd be "teat training" our pregnant mare?
It all started a couple of days ago while I was doing Masterson Method bodywork with Cowgirl. When I'd touch anywhere near her teats, she'd pin her ears, kick out, and grunt. And that wasn't even touching them.
She's my daughter's horse, so I told her about it yesterday, and she was concerned. Apparently, that area can be sore when it starts to expand, and some mares will even reject their foals from nursing. Scary.
Shiloh decided to start a teat training program. I hold her. Shiloh gets close to the sensitive area, rubs, waits for relaxation, and then releases and treats.
We had our first session yesterday. As you can see, I'm just the helper now.