He wanted no part of our touching and nuzzling him. He spent his first few days showing us how graceful a zebra can run…away from us. We decided to give him free rein of the center of our barn with access to a nice outside area. He used most of that area to dodge our advances. We slowly lured him with grain and he made up with the kids first. Eating grain from their hands, walking up to them and finally letting them touch him. We stepped it up a bit by cornering him and giving him no choice but to accept our touch.
Every day, many times a day we would each touch him…all over, as much as he would allow. It wasn’t long and Zimmy would automatically go to the corner where we “cornered” him and wait to accept our advances. Soon he was coming to us freely. With the help of a friend with a lot of horse experience…we haltered him, only for a few moments and just to give him the feel of the halter. We will continue doing this until he accepts the halter and lead without hesitation.
Please come visit Zimmy and watch him grow.
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