Hubby and I went up to see the horses yesterday. Cathy and her husband were at a parade in Long Beach, so they weren't home. DH took Gigondas down to the arena and I went into the mustangs' corral. That was it! They were so shaggy and dirty, having just rolled in the manure, that I started brushing them. Scout actually stood still. I brushed her mane, tail (1st time!!!!) and all over! Cali, of course, then wanted to be brushed, too. I wish I'd had my camera with me because she came up and rested her head on Scout's back! After brushing both of them, I used the handy stick all over their backs, butts, and legs. Both were fine with that, so I got out an old saddle pad. Here is Scout investigating it! I have a little pocket Nikon that I stuck in my pocket, but it was so bright outside (it has a viewfinder) that I really couldn't see what I was photographing! I like this one of Scout smelling the saddle pad. She was fine with it...very relaxed. Cali was a little more nervous and if I have time today, I'll remove Cali from the corral, take her up to the round pen, and work with her.