The new guy - Mo Mo arrived a couple of days
ago. We did a little
playing in the pasture,
working on the lunge and loading
in the trailer. Tomorrow
he goes out to the kennels to meet
the hounds so we can see
what he thinks of them.
Pretty cute. He really
reminds me of Thistle last year.
Quite a coat for days still
in the 70s.
Just a little coaxing
to go in by himself. The way I do it, I'm just trying to prove that I'm
more stubborn than the horse. Usually works quite well.
Walking on the lunge.
He was very nice about lunging and never tested me or acted up. Very encouraging,
when I have to think about getting on.
All feet off the ground.
He's got a lovely trot with unbelievable reach in front and back.
I like how he stretches
forward using his neck and back and developing the correct muscles. He's
got a bit of a dip in front of the withers, so if he keeps up this type
of movement, it should fill in nicely.
Asking him to walk over
the cavalletti. No problem. He's braver than I expected.
And trotting over, asking
if he can just jump it. Nice of him to be so forward and confident.
And telling him what
a good horse he is. He's got a wonderful, sensible mind.
So laid back, even in new
Bouncing beside him
to see how he reacts to mounting. I didn't get up on him this day, but
the way he reacted to everything, I think it would have been fine.
So friendly. He makes
it clear that all he wants is attention and praise. At the kennels he was
calm enough that I could let my father walk him all over the place. One
spook when something startled him, but just a jump and no worry to father.
Mo was sweet when he put his head to the chainlink and let the hounds lick
He and Adiron are already
friends. Here they're playing around in the pasture.
Again, all four feet
off the ground. He's got a bit of suspension.
Really a playful horse.
He was never suspicious of the barrel, and immediately started rolling
it around and standing it up and knocking it down. Not as bad as Thistle
at playing with ropes and stuff, but the two of them in the trailer together
can get pretty rambunctious.