|Working with the Big Girls|
|We had a little time for a training session with the girls. Spirit is full-grown and more than ready to get started under saddle. We put a little saddle and snug girth on her, sacked her out too. She was a little nervous about the sacking out, but normal reactions. Now, walking with the girth around her tummy - THAT was funny. The saddle didn't quite sit right on her. That wasn't the problem - it was the "oh my, something is around my tummy" walk.
Sonata, on the other hand, hardly blinked an eye at either being sacked (with a big blue and white striped bath towel) or the saddle and girth.
Everyone looks like winter hair is starting to come in (Oct 26th).
|Spirit wearing a saddle (it's a little lead-line saddle, the easiest on-hand for ME to work with).
As a reminder, Spirit is a 5-yr old Champagne Draft horse (American Cream Draft x Percheron )
Chris is six feet tall, and Spirit is close to if not already 16 hands.
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|Look at her pretty freckled skin! Finally a good shot that shows she's champagne!!!|
|Chris and Spirit.|
|Spirit finally showing some of that champagne glimmer. Her half-sister Fred the mule is behind her. Both are right at 16 hands.|
|Here's Sonata, who is two and a half, wearing the little breaking saddle. She's a pretty good girl (though she can get pushy and in-your pocket!). She wants to be with people as much as with the herd.|
|Here's Thor, our half-Poitou donkey gelding. Starting to get a bit shaggy for the winter.|
|And here's Fred, (WSF Princess Winnifred) who is Spirit's younger half-sister. She's three, and 16 hands - decent size for a grade Draft mule. That head, though! Not what I expected... but she IS learning!|
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