I couldn’t make myself stop talking today. (Yeah, yeah, you’re a bunch of comedians.)
I talked the ears off people in my work meetings, I asked a ton of questions during my riding lesson, and I kept up a constant stream of chatter directed at Tigger when Wendy wasn’t handy. I’m usually self-conscious about talking to the horse, which is why the nonstop babbling caught my attention. I talked to him while catching him, walking him to the stable, grooming him, walking him to the arena, while cooling him off and walking him back to the stable and feeding him treats. He didn’t toss me today, so I hope that means he appreciated the attention.
It’s more likely I wore him down so much he didn’t have the energy to shake me loose.