Well this weekend was a good one. :)
I started out Thursday night by staying in Dedra's stall while she was eating. I was about 3ft away from her feed bucket. I would sway a little and start moving my hand. With each small movement she would pause in her eating. Come Friday night I was swaying and moving my hand up to my head and running my hand thru my hair without her pausing in eating.
Saturday evening I moved a little closer (about 2ft away) and I made the same movements while she was eating. Moving my hand up to my head and back down and swaying back and forth. The whole time I am doing this I am also talking to her. :)
Sunday Morning when I brought her hay into her I picked up a small handful and stood in the doorway to her stall. She came up to me and took the first bite out of my hand and then took a second and then the last. I left my hand out there and she reached out and really stated smelling my hand I moved one finger up and touched the side of her nose. :) She pulled back a little but then started sniffing again. I was able to touch her nose and stroke it once with the tip of my finger. :))))))) Wooooo Hoooo. My first touch. LOL
I did notice thru all of this that Dedra has like a mustache over the end of her nose. :) I have never noticed a horse having that much hair over the end of their nose before.
I can't wait until I can brush her. :) She is sooooo muddy right now. Everyday I get a little closer and everyday Dedra trusts me a little more. :)
I will be posting at least once a week more if something spectacular happens. :)