Ms. Winnie is trying to connect on yet another level. I’m really starting to think there is a truly playful girl hiding inside. The other day I gave her all my attention and boy did I make sure I was reading her body language. I made sure I didn’t barge into her personal space without being invited and I just waited until she was ready for some play. I would back off at the slightest hesitation from her and even turn around until she came to nudge me. She would start with nudging then explore my pant legs, boots then get closer to see if I was hiding any treats. When she realized treats were no where to be found she really started to play with her nose with my clothes and my hands. I could see her revert back to that silent girl and then start yawning and yawning. Then the play would start again and she was so much fun. We must have played standing under the overhang for about 10 minutes. I don’t know what has been done to her in the past but it feels like a horse that had her spirit broken. Winnie just finished two weeks of homeopathic phosphorous pellets and white chestnut flower essence for her nervousness and past issues. I’m also noticing a much calmer horse when we pony Mr. Tay. Knowing how to read your horse is key when you are trying to convince her you are her partner and not a predator.