Rusty is learning to count. He and Harvey both. I have to admit that Harvey is better at it. That doesn’t mean Rusty isn’t good, just that he’s not quite as good.
Each horse has their own style and way of doing things. Harvey is working towards tricks that best use his skills, Rusty is working the opposite direction using his own unique skill set.
With Rusty we’re playing at having him choose the number of cones that matches the number I’m holding up. Technically this is easily cheatable. He picks up cones until I click. In fact I’m not sure there’s a way for him to do this without cheating at it. Maybe we’ll have to rethink it a little. Until then here is Rusty handing me the number of cones to match the number I’m holding up. What a good smart pony.
- Whorl Bias, Horse Whorls