Merriewold Latte and Tuscany leftÂ Polly Rich Farms and returned to Arroyo Grande when LatteÂ was about two weeks old.Â After a weekend to settle in JackieÂ Brittain introduces Latte to gentle handling and lead line training.
In the first photo Jackie shows how she holds the foal for the first time.Â Close and secure.Â She will gently pat and talk toÂ Latte while her ‘Mom’Â Tuscany is being groomed.
Here Jackie strokes the filly and runs her hand down her back and legs in preparationÂ for picking up her feet.Â The front feet came up with no problem, but when Latte objected to having her hind foot touched, Jackie moved her over to the fence where both felt more secure and Latte relaxed.
Jackie now prepares Latte for her first walk on a lead line.Â The first walk is usuallyÂ short, justÂ a fewÂ mnutes following the mare.Â
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