When mooles decided to go all Mad Moole on you, man they really go for it don't they?
Yesterday it was rainy and disgusting all morning. Everybody needs to be worked, but I only have a two horse trailer, so I decided that O was going to be the chosen one to go lunge in the indoor at WD. On a whim, I decided I better take Lendri along too, because she is ready to start going places and seeing new things. She has not trailered at all since I brought her home, so I wasn't sure exactly what she was going to think of this.
Well. This is what she thought of it:
It's funny - she walked right on without a moment's hesitation, both when we left the house and when we left the arena to come home. But as soon as she was in there, she immediately regretted her decision, and went to all kinds of flailing around. Mostly I think she is just herd bound (not surprising, she's been mostly unseparated from her herd since I got her in December). She'll have to go more places by herself now that we know this, but it was a good idea to take O to keep her quiet.
Both O and Lendri were chill and quiet when they unloaded. I mean, O is usually that way when we take her places anyway, but it was good that Lendri was also quiet and acting exactly like everything was normal. We went through our normal routine with no issues whatsoever - she acted just like she was at home.
|What in the fresh bag of craps is this|
Not surprisingly, when I took O into the arena to work, Lendri had all kinds of heehawing to say about that. I could see her little ears above the stalls separating us from the outide, when she would rear and walk around on her hind legs trying to see O. Mules make HORRIBLE noises, did you know that? Lendri makes a deep braying whinny, Sriracha sounds mostly like a whinny with some heehawing cadence to it, and Uma sounds kind of like an old man hacking up a lung with bronchitis is beating a squeaky rusty metal hinge at the same time. At 32" tall, she has the deepest and loudest baritone on my property. I have yet to catch any of mine on video but my god it's something else. Kind of like this. Go watch that video, you need to hear it!
O is definitely feeling good from her chiro. She started off just a little behind the bit as you'll see in the video below, but as you can see in the picture above, she stretched out and went better. The footing at WD makes all horses feel powerful and floaty, so she was getting her zooms on in the arena. We made sure not to stay in one place and move all around to preserve the integrity of the footing, which the owner actually came down and thanked me for.
As for Lendri, while she did try to get sticky towards the gate the first few times around the circle, once we moved away from that area she went like a little angel - like traveling to a brand new arena and lunging in sidereins (which she has only done a handful of times anyway) was something completely run of the mill. And she would whoa and stand completely immobile whenever asked - something she will absolutely need as a driving mule. Good girl!!
|It's a big world out there, for a little moole|
She looks so silly compared to O, who is so beautiful and such a pretty mover. But I can't help it - I just think she is awesome anyway! I have located a suitable breaking cart for her too - it won't be long before she is ready to hitch!