Choosing a new horse is like dating. And who wants to go on dates anymore?
|I choose you Pikachu? |
We are calling her Freya McMuffin Small Fry Papadum
but there will probably be additional names
Du started Freya with a 30-day trial, in which we threw all kinds of stuff at her.
|The follow-me game|
|Duana: "Stand on this box!"|
|Trail training with Dory|
|I got to ride her too!|
Finally, the 30 days ended. It was time to choose.
|I choose you, Pikachu Freya McMuffin, etc. etc. etc.|
|Du's husband Jason brought the champagne. That's part of his job.|
|Wheeeeee! She chose meeeeeeeee!|
...and the very next day...
|You've heard of Gorillas in the Mist. This is a Standie in the Rain.|
time to hit the trails with the Usual Suspects!
|Duana loves both of her redheaded mares|
|Gratuitous photo of the Dragonwalker Duster in action--|
today was the first day we got enough rain to try it out in the saddle!
But before we could leave the parking lot, it was time to start our non-event training.
|Freya is not-so-afraid of the porta-potty anymore.|
Some folks pay big bucks for an eventing prospect. We prefer to train so that our lives are a long series of non-events.
|Helmet on, heels down.|
|Taking a picture of the "old" horse (Hana) |
through the ears of the "new" horse (Freya)
And Fiddle and I are there to witness it all!
The Suspects headed out for an hour of walking.
|Scotch broom is everywhere.|
|The Tomato Curse is working! This is good, because we've already had|
our first wildfire of the season.
|Puddle practice. Hana coaches the new kid. (and Monica coaches Duana)|
|Heading back to the trailhead|
|One more necessary skill: stand quietly in the trailer while we go have lunch!|
So far, it's all Good!