Saturday, February 04, 2006

Don't Slap That Ass!

Something that surprised me when we got our animals is that equine skin is a lot like ours in many ways. Horses and donkeys don't have thick fur like on a German Shepherd dog, or thick skin like a rhino. Their hides are covered with a relatively thin layer of hair and it's even more sensitive then yours or mine.

So when you're on a horse, or petting a donkey, don't slap at it like you see too many actors do on film. Rubbing is much more pleasant for them, or at most gentle patting. Think of them as four-legged human babies as far as their skin goes and you won't be too far off the mark.

Remember -- don't slap that ass! Or that horse for that matter. They'll appreciate it!

4 comments:

Jill Phenix Avila said...

oh so true.. spoken like a true ass whisperer!! ;) Elvis better watch out!!

Denise said...

You're taking all the fun out of foreplay...

Denise said...

You're taking all the fun out of foreplay...

Jill Phenix Avila said...

Denise couldn't have said it better.. so she said it twice.. j/k denise but so true.. lol!