Thursday, July 05, 2012
Through the grapevine, we heard about a horse in need of a new home.
She is four years old, unstarted but handled gently and responsibly. We’d learn more details as the conversation unfolded. It sounded like just the kind of project we were looking for. We said YES.
And so, on Independence Day, we brought the New Girl back to the farm from her place in Wisconsin. In 100 degree heat, she traveled six hours by trailer (We stopped only for gas.) without incident.
Introductions are going well but not without some excitement. She is not a push-over and her youth, size, and inexperience with herd manners (she was mostly kept on her own) may play their part in these early dynamics.
It makes for compelling viewing. Way better than anything on TV.
The pony, Peppermint, is bound and determined not to lose her herd rank. But I’m not sure she won’t be bumped down a rung.
Stay tuned for more to follow!