I intend to write a proper blog post about Dad and my experience last weekend at the Pryor adoption at a later time. Right now, however, I’m really tired and looking forward to going to bed early. To quickly catch everyone up to speed: Dad felt he should have spent more time researching before the adoption, I had a minor freak out during the first round, and then we adopted Breeze and Leo, respectively.
Got the gist? Good. Here’s a quick update:
It took about ten hours to get from the Britton Springs Corrals to the kiddo’s new home. It was a long journey for horse and human alike, but it was particularly difficult for Breeze. It broke my heart to see her so upset as she huddled in the back of the trailer, seeking comfort from Leo. I’m not sure how useful Leo was in that respect – he spent the trip relatively unconcerned overall. He was a little busy eating.
It probably also helped that he was too short to see all the scenery passing by – no matter how much he craned his little midgit neck, only the tips of his ears were ever visible.
Now that they are home, they seem to be settling in well. Leo has been spending
most all his time eating – growing boy and all that jazz. Breeze is still a little restless, but she is slowly settling down.
We have been leaving the dynamic duo be as much as possible so they can adjust in peace. Everyone has their own way of training, and I guess some might see my method as a little lazy. I’m not in any hurry. The next couple weeks are going to be spent chilling in a lawn chair, catching up on all those Terry Pratchett books waiting on my shelves. Leo and I will figure it out on his time, not mine. Dad is a little more eager than me, but that’s okay – it is his first time. Sort of. He helped a lot with gentling Ziggy, but it’s a little different when it is your horse.
Ziggy has been nice to the newbies overall. I imagine it must be exciting for Ziggy – for the first time in his life, he’s the tallest horse around! I do think that Zig is a little jealous that the kids get all the hay they want while he is subjected to a diet (the horror!).But he plays with Breeze and snuffles Leo through the fence. I am excited for the day they can all go out in the pasture together.
I’ll try to keep everyone updated as the trainig progresses!