Saturday, July 24, 2010
Riley has entered into more serious training. Jo, our daughter in law has agreed to take her and work with her for the rest of the summer. In exchange for Riley's training, Mark is giving her Sequoyah, the sweetest, cutest yearling on the face of the planet who recently skewered himself on a t-post, but is healing up fine. Thank God.
First day Johanna ponied Riley the 4 more miles to their place and Riley almost had her in tears and had Jo's mount Rosa (Formerly known as Hersha) upset as well. It is a good thing that Rosa is a shire/quarter horse cross as she needed all that bulk to tow the mule up the hill. At times Jo said Riley had her feet planted and her butt down. The thing is that Ms. Riley doesn't like Ms. Rosa. Strong personality conflict. I have always ponied Riley off of one of her buddies, in her mind she is just following friends so she goes happily along. Which is why she needs more training. She is a bit spoiled. Just a bit. Super sweet, super stubborn, but that goes with the territory when you are a winking mule!
I will keep you updated on her progress and hopefully the next photos will show her slimmer and under saddle with rider.