These poor girls are as tired of winter as I am. I went out to take pics of feet to send to my new friend, S, for an opinion. Kola is most cooperative. So easy, just picks up her feet like she is supposed to, never an issue. My stubborn redhead, Misty is quite a different story. Not so easy, but not dangerous, just stubborn. This leads to me to an interesting article I just read in Horse Illustrated about introverts and extroverts related to horse personalities. After reading this, I decided my call on their personalities was pretty darn close. Kola is a Right Brain Extrovert needing, "Get me calm, help me feel safe, focus me, Then I'll do whatever you want." Misty is a Left Brain Introvert, "Alright, give me a reason to do this. What's in it for me? Please tell me it's food!" These I quoted from the Pat Parelli, Secrets for Success article I read. I found it to be spot on and quite interesting.
I'm listing the four different horsenalities as described in the article. You decide which one is your horse or horses, kind of fun.
Right Brain Extrovert: Always in motion and is often described as"crazy". You want him to be calmer. His primary need is safety.
Right Brain Introvert: Withdraws under pressure and is often described as "unpredictable". You want him to be more trusting. His primary need is comfort.
Left Brain Extrovert: Playful, energetic and is often described as "naughty". You want him to be more obedient. His primary need is play.
Left Brain Introvert: Has a "you can't make me do it" attitude and is often described as "stubborn". You want him to be more motivated. His primary need is incentive.