Hello, Tonka, what’s on your mind?
Nope. Just peppermints.
There’s still grass in the paddock. Why don’t you go graze?
Nope. I’d rather have peppermints.
You got your peppermints during a riding workout. How about a hug instead?
note: that thing on the side of my head is a cochlear implant. You can read more about that here.
Tonka says that I should add this note, too: Although he loves all peppermints, he has just discovered the very, very best. LifeSavers Pep O Mint 20ct Box. He says that they’re done in one satisfying crunch, even when he has a bit in his mouth. I like them too. No individual plastic wrappers, so it’s easy to deliver treats from the saddle, and they’re white, so his slobber doesn’t turn a scary pink!
Aw! Tonka is so sweet! Love the pictures. Your blog is always so fun to read!
Thanks! This one was fun to write.
Bet he is using that “hug” to check out your jacket pockets for peppermints, just in case!
There are always treats in my pockets, and no doubt Tonka’s good sniffer of nose knows exactly what I have on me, but Tonka has been trained to have very polite manners. I do work with horses that have food anxiety and we first train self-control before having treats on people.
That’s what I say every day when I go to the barn 🙂
Haha! Brings such a smile!!!
They look as though they might be similar to Polo mints over here. A friend of mine always carries a pack out with her horse too! Perhaps they should include that in their marketing! ;D
Yes, Polos are much like our Lifesavers. I understand that in the UK that Polo mints are sold at saddle shops.
Wonderful what more can you say.
Really happy for you that your implants have worked…:)
I could look at your horse’s soft, relaxed eye and expression all day. (It’s fun when the horse you love is also gorgeous, isn’t it?)