Some of you may remember when Red bolted last summer when confronted with an "out of place" mini. This was the small black and white mini - named Piranha - he's not at all vicious but is a bit feisty and the name somehow suits him.
Yesterday, there was a girl riding Piranha in the indoor when Pie and I went in for our ride. Now, Piranha is in the same turnout herd as Red and Pie, so he's a familiar face - but apparently that only goes so far in the case of minis. He's a pretty small mini, so even a fairly small girl looked big on him - she was riding him bareback.
Pie was quite taken aback by this - even alarmed. He was on edge, and in the early part of our ride had to keep an eye on the mini at all times. And although he settled down somewhat, he was still very forward for most of our ride. His concern wasn't helped by the girl falling off the mini at least three times, maybe more. Pie didn't think much of that either. This was pretty unusual behavior for Pie, but there was clearly something just not right about the whole thing as far as he was concerned. As usual, though, he was good as gold and we had a very nice ride.
There's something about a mini, I guess . . .