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Gus the feral Shetland Pony

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  • OMG he's so cute!!
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    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.

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    • He is freaking adorable!!

      Love his bangs! Good work. I am so glad he found you!
      Ulysses- the most perfect all-terrain vehicle ever. Hencho en Mexico

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      • Original Poster

        Thanks, guys!

        Here I am online on a dreary day with our son amusing himself on the Sesame Street website. Can't wait until I get a chance to work the little guy again.
        “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

        St. Padre Pio

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        • Originally posted by microbovine View Post
          Thanks, guys!

          Here I am online on a dreary day with our son amusing himself on the Sesame Street website. Can't wait until I get a chance to work the little guy again.
          sunshine is coming your way!
          Originally posted by BigMama1
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          GNU Terry Prachett

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            It is a bit lighter. Thank you.
            “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

            St. Padre Pio

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            • He is such a cutie!
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              • He really is ridiculously cute!
                Disclaimer: Just a beginner who knows nothing about nothing

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                • What a little looker Gus turned out to be! Good job, microbovine!
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                  • He's lovely. Love that second picture. Thank you for keeping us updated.

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                      Yesterday's session went much better. Only about 15 minutes and no sweating. I worked on free lunging voice commands a little and then signaled him to come in. He came up and let me pet him a little but then backed up, so I sent him out for a little more work. We repeated that once before he came in and allowed more petting than before. Then, I simply walked away. Hehehe. I get to end the session, rather than him. That way, we make progress. We'll see what happens today.

                      Oh, I stopped by a few times to socialize with him throughout the day. He really likes watermelon, LOL!
                      “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                      St. Padre Pio

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                      • Original Poster

                        Duplicate.
                        “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                        St. Padre Pio

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                        • Original Poster

                          Great session today! We don't do the round pen thing anymore. I go in holding the same lead rope and leather halter that I've had since the beginning, feed him treats and scratch what he'll let me scratch. Today was very good. He let me rub his face with the lead rope and scratch his withers. He did a great camel face and head bob when I got to the right spot. He is still a little unsure when I stand up, but he's getting better. I left him wanting more.
                          “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                          St. Padre Pio

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                          • So much fun to read! Thanks for the updates.

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                            • Oh, he is so cute! He looks like my little Dulcinea, the neighbor's pony that I took under my wing after she kept dumping their kids. She was a real sassypants but so much fun. Please keep us posted on your progress. You did a very kind thing by saving this little guy and finding a buddy for your donkey. I hope he will come around.

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                              • I think what we all need is a Gus-cam. 24/7.

                                My productivity would drop like a rock.

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                                • I agree with WasthatC.
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                                  • Original Poster

                                    LOL! Once he is tame enough to go in with our donkey, I expect a lot of entertainment. Donkeyotee is a character, too.

                                    We are finally building their shared stall and paddock this weekend. Gus has to be on a halter before he can join Donkey, though.
                                    “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                                    St. Padre Pio

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                                    • "Donkeyotee" LOL!
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                                        He was rescued as a baby and I thought he was going to be a little donkey so I called him Milton Burro. He outgrew that name as he kept growing and growing. Donkeyotee fits him better.
                                        “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                                        St. Padre Pio

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                                        • You need to start a blog. Your posts always crack me up!
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