The reports from Tennessee continue to be good - Maisie is settling in, and has been reintroduced to Lily and the herd. Lily is doing a lot of sheperding and vocalizations - her nickers, small squeals and soft sounds - to claim Maisie. I'm glad Melissa watches the horses so closely - Maisie wasn't drinking much in her stall, which has always been as issue for her, and is doing better outside.
Sorry, no pictures of Dawn with the Western saddle. Today we rode bareback, with the snaffle, and she did very well - Charisma and Sugar were both in the ring - Charisma was being lunged, with a lunge whip, and Dawn was happy to stand and watch. Sugar was trotting and cantering and Dawn was relaxed about it - no ear pinning or other concerns. We did lots of trot work, with spiral-in/spiral-out work - she did this more easily to the left than to the right which was no surprise, and also some close figure work, with very sharp turns and lots of changes of direction. It was all fun - there was lots of horse under me, but she was very controlled and rhythmic.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, horse #7, and her ad - comments, please: