Joe Joe does not believe in anything near his ears, but he loves massage (not with the hand thing which I did get and he hates it). Lavender oil rubbed on his face relaxes him, and he has his own MP3 player, which I often carry. Not relaxing music (he says it’s boring), but he LOVES Queen. His favorite song is “Another One Bites the Dust”, but I think it is because he can easily hear the beat. At any rate, we do serpentines and 8’s to it, and he knows when it ends and stops right on beat (as he is supposed to). Since I don’t know it that well, I sometimes end up on his neck. We have an external speaker, which I can clip either to the saddle or to my jeans.
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