A few weeks back, I told the story of Sam’s great opportunity… Out of that came three new horses.
I had specified in the exchange, that I wanted three of the most affable, smallest and halter trained wild horses they had…
And that is EXACTLY what I got. Thank you, LIFESAVERS, for honoring my request.
THE NEW HORSES!
I’m not sure of their names, but right now I’m calling them:
–Rebecca: A Beautiful, small 6 year-old mustang mare with a very soft eye like MT’s and crazy red hair in her mane. (Hubby doesn’t like that name. He wants her to be “Lucille” like Lucille Ball.)
–Opie: A Tiny, red roan mustang baby, long weanling gelding with a tuft of red hair and a very mature attitude: Opie (for now… as he grows, I think I will call him “Richie” and then “Ron” or “Mr. Howard” because he reminds me of Ron Howard.)
–Satchmo: A White BLM donkey, gelding 7 years old with a bray that sounds like a bad trumpet playe. (Hubby wanted to call him “Coltraine”.)
A LITTLE ABOUT THEM…
As you know, they arrived and then I left for Wyoming. But, here is what I feel from them so far.
–Rebecca is very sweet and mothering. She was willing to make friends with me instantly and has grown very protective of Opie, who she just met on the ride to my house. Rebecca will school him and direct him, and watch over him when he naps. She is PERFECT for him and I already feel very warm around her because her eye reminds me of MT.
Also… Rebecca is fierce. I put them in with Annie, Dodger and Norma Jean – and Rebecca dominated ALL of them. She is little but very brave.
–Little Opie is a hoot! When he first arrived, he refused to let me touch him. He wouldn’t look at me and made it clear that he wanted nothing to do with me… Ouch.
But, now I know that he just didn’t like the change. I’m sure he missed his old digs and friends – probably – but now he is very settled and much more obliging to me. He even comes up for rubs.
Opie knows his place at the bottom of the pecking order, and he has learned to be very respectful. Mama Rebecca handles him well. He loves her.
–Satchmo is DARLING! He is bright, willing, attentive, friendly and wants to be petted and messed with AT ALL TIMES. I adore him already. Although I fear the neighbors are not happy with his off pitch Donk Alarm 2000.
Sadly, Norma Jean wants NOTHING to do with Satchmo. But, I will keep trying.
More adventures to come!