Willow puts her head in up to her eyeballs and blows bubbles! Not productive but hilarious
Beautiful fall tralls
The girls did well together, though by the last few miles they were both grabbing mouthfuls of grass like they’d come 100 miles and eaten last Tuesday.
We were smugly talking about our Renegade booting experience when Desire took a funky step and her right front boot was suddenly off and twisted around. Turns out the cable broke at the toe strap. I have all the replacement parts and they are used boots that I have since put a few hundred miles on, so I’m not too bothered. Still it was *too* funny that after weeks without a boot issue we start talking about how flawless they are and something promptly breaks!
Sheza demanded to come out when I put Desire away, so I left in the cross ties alone for a while, and watched her through the living room window. She was Not Amused. Btw she’s not rabidly foaming at the mouth here, just ate my apple core is all
In possibly unexpected news, Joey has a possibly uncertain future here with the herd. He is so stressed out by humans and doesn’t behave consistently or predictably. I’m often gone and non-horse person husband kindly takes care of all the horses, meaning he has to handle (and has already once saved) Joey. After a particularly hard session with the trainer on Thursday afternoon, we were discussing how intensely prey-driven Joey is, and his spectacularly amped up flight instinct. My husband happened into the conversation and mentioned that he was quite uncomfortable around Joey and worried about my handling him and getting hurt trying to get him under saddle. He has a fair point in all of the above. So I am working on figuring out a better situation for Joey, but in the meantime he is here and will continue to get as much work as I can give him.
Georgia cam, watching pony wrangling
Goat on my Heels
Joey at work
I have hopes for a great home for him with all the experienced trainers needed, everyone please cross your fingers it works out!