On Sunday we had been invited out for a welcome back dinner with her family and we arrived early to go on a quick trail ride and introduce Kaylee to Comet.
|Gwyn should never ever give cows side eye again. *famous last words*|
The road trip has really strengthened the herdboundness of Gwyn and Saffron. I have not tried fully separating them yet and I'm not sure it would be healthy or safe to even do so. As such, Saffron also went on her first trail ride.
We pulled out Comet, Gwyn and Saffron and Cortney trailered Splendid to her mom's. Splendid is an old hat gray arabian mare who doesn't take shit. She was Gwyn's first boss mare when we initially moved to Washington. She's also super duper in love with Saffron and Saffron couldn't care less. It's made for an interesting love triangle since Gwyn very much remembers and loves Splendid while Saffron just wants Gwyn.
Kaylee got a quick crash course from Cortney and still was too timid/unconfident in steering. Comet was in a hackamore and when you do halt him, he's very good. You just have to actually whoa him. Baby steps. This is different from Gwyn, whose default is to return to me and stop when Kaylee rides her.
|Blurry, loose, VERY HAPPY, donkey|
|Catching the donkey who is visiting the neighbors|
|A wild Kara dog, who loves trail rides|
|"I love you, Comet." - Gwyn|
|Maybe if I rub my itchy face on his saddle he'll love me back? - Gwyn, probably|
|"I love you..." - Gwyn|
|"I love you, donkey," - Splendid|