Garibaldi Rous is getting much better about being around dogs. Even so, I found him shaking when one ran barking across our front pasture earlier this week. These little ones are non-barkers.
Garibaldi Rous got scared today when the farrier came over to do the horses’ feet. We were swimming together in the pool when he heard the truck coming up the drive. He jumped out and ran into the house, then to the front door, off the porch and to this location, his favorite hiding spot. Not that he’s hidden. Poor little guy. He doesn’t have a brave bone in his body. The farrier didn’t even come in the yard.
1.5-year-old Garibaldi Rous is learning to walk on a leash and that is only useful if we actually go places. Unfortunately, he is scared of the wide world. One way a capybara displays fear is through poofing up their hair. Confusingly, this is the same thing they do when they are happy. Notice the spiky capybara shadow.