|Gas Explosion about 8 miles away|
|A beautiful sunrise this morning but no where as spectacular as last night|
Jack had to have a leading lesson today because when Jackie tried to move him back to his stall he only went so far before he planted all 4 feet like a mule. It took many times of going up and down the aisle before he would do it without stopping. Funny, he never stopped when coming towards me and stopped when he had to go away from me. If I must say so myself; I was very polite when I got moved to my new stall which is now 3 stalls away from Jack. I keep hearing them talking about not wanting us to get too attached to each other. I wouldn't call it attached, but Jack does get worried when he can't see me.
I'm still waiting an entire day without excitement.
|Checking out Margee the smart way, in front not behind. Jill is hiding behind Jack|
|Jack Checking out Margee & Jill playing it safe|
It was nice meeting the other horses up close and personal. What Jill called a rocky start was due to Jill going after Margee with both barrels and then was surprised when Margee gave it right back at her. Then after her big show she hid behind me until she was sure it was safe. She didn't learn her lesson because she squealed and kick when Pip sniffed her butt. He didn't deserve that he's a nice guy. Lucky for her, he just walked away.
And just for your information I am not a mule. I just didn't want to go down the aisle and be so far away from Jill; I worry about her. I didn't know what else to do and I thought Jackie would understand. I guess she did understand but she told me I need to learn to go where I was asked and when I was asked. She told me that it was against the rules to refuse to move and for an event horse that was a very important lesson to learn. So many rules to learn but I'm learning, I'm learning ... at least when I learn something or even just try a little I get a lot a pats and 'good boys'. I'm getting it. BTW, no big deal for Jill to go politely to her stall; it was right across the aisle!
Jackie forgot to do my feet today, I better be good tomorrow or I'll end up doing my feet as long as I ended walking up and down the aisle today ;(
Keep your fingers crossed that it goes ok with Jethro and Gopher tomorrow.