Baby hoof steps toward harness training The Hopester.

Since Hope and her sister JoJo came to live with us, we’ve noticed that the little ones run into the pasture gleefully and Hope and JoJo stay within a very short distance from the gate. We’d love to get these girls to walk a bit more, so we hope having them be comfortable on a harness and lead might encourage them to take farther walks in the pasture. (This all still might be a pipe dream.) Anyway, we’ve been getting Hope used to wearing a harness for about the past month, very slowly and deliberately. And we just put a lead on her and she didn’t go completely berserk like the little ones did when we were training them. Ah, food is a great motivator. We’ll keep you updated on her progress!