So not being able to do too much with Indigo since she hurt herself. It's a downer considering I was driving or riding this horse 5-6 times a week. I have been feeding her extra treats and giving her lots of grazing time in the round pen. My friend Korinne said one day we had to make Indigo bob for apples and see if she could actually get them. I had two apples and some time to kill yesterday.
Two apples + water + pail=bobbing for apples.
Indigo says: "What's this?! For me?"
She starts out snapping at the apples and completely submerged her muzzle. She got smart however. See here shes drinking the water.It's almost empty! I think I can see what my smart horse is trying to get at.
Heres a slobbery, whiskery muzzle if I ever did see one.
This is her really happy nom face. Can't you see the content look about her whole body?
I think this picture might have been specifically posed by Indigo for the wife
So she got most of the apples. What does she do to get the rest you ask?
See for yourself.
You can see the left over apple bits there in the water.
She promptly slurped up the remains.
I think the next trick I am going to teach her is to hold things in her mouth. After shes eaten things out of a pail she always has to pick it up once she has licked the whole thing thoroughly clean to her speculations to make sure not one molecule of grain is left.
So try bobbing for apples with your horse. The results are interesting. I think it's safe to say Indigo successfully conquered bobbing for apples with her own little flair.
PS: Click the images for full view. I really need to re-do my blog so you can see the images without the side bar interrupting stuff.