So today was the day. All of the ponies came home.Of course I took full advantage of the indoor arena prior to our departure since I assumed that introducing three tired horses to each other in a new situation might be easier and smoother than throwing three fit show horses our together on a cool windy day.
It was a thought....
Anyway, back to the story.
I rode the horses, loaded all of their gear then drove them home. I had one section of fence that I wanted to fix before I turned them out into the 'sacrifice pasture' that I have freshly fenced off; so the horses went into the barn to enjoy some of my nice timothy hay for half an hour before I kicked them out.
I started with Delight, because she's the most self-secure pony that I have. If she's out all by her lonesome, she's not going to get overly worried about anything.
|They seem quiet...|
The mares said 'hi'... then it got exciting.
There was some squealing.
Even from Tilly!
After five minuted for so of showing off how athletic they really can be when not held back by their rider, both mares chilled enough to snatch some bites of hay. I took that as a sign that they were ready for the Instigator.
|"Oh look! Food!"|
Dramatically, per his usual.
|"Dun da-dun DA! Here comes RC!"|
|"OK, two minute breather, guys"|
|"Watch me BUCK!"|
|"Oh, Hi Alison. Any treats?"|
|I'd really rather not ride that movement|
|And Tilly gets in on the game.|
|Finally, a nice calm herd.|