Monday, March 7, 2011 interesting!

It's been just over 2 weeks since I posted the first time about my new main squeeze Amara. She is a delight to have in the barn and has settled into the herd just beautifully. Yesterday she went out into the large pasture with her 4 stable mates - she is definitely the bottom of the totem pole for now. She can be easily driven off but she doesn't go far before returning and settling just on the edge of another horse's space "bubble." Everyone munched grass happily and we all shook our heads...when it's meant to be, it just is!

I've been playing with her about 5 times per week and our sessions have been varying in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours with "downtime" sprinkled in. What a wonderfully smart, perceptive and sensitive mare! Thankfully we I am able to expose her to a lot of areas on the property (4 acres total) and we cover much of it each day. Sometimes we play in the pasture, the corral, the stall or just hang out together - no matter what it's always interesting. I leave with at least a couple moments each time where I find myself saying " interesting!!"

More to come soon!