Today I decided after graining Tenakee that while there was a split in the weather I'd take her for a walk. Considering I haven't done much with her in the month we've had her it was quite beneficial. I hadn’t really gotten a big whiff of her personality, but now I’m pretty confident we got the pick of the litter with this one. We walked about a mile, and the whole time she was very level-headed. It had been pouring before we went so the trail was a bit muddy, but she handled it like a pro. Our only problem was that she will swing her head with no regards to whether or not there is a human in her way. I got conked on the head once pretty good, but I got after her a little and she decided that wasn’t a good idea.
I (for some reason) decided to put the bridle on her even though I was walking with her. But it was good practice, because when I first rode her she was real mouthy on the bit and a tad hard. At first she did the same, but once I adjusted the bridle to fit her correctly she cooled down. I am excited to get riding her, because unlike the others, being herd-bound wasn’t really much of a factor. I was tempted to go further on the trail into the woods, but just going over the bridge was quite mucky and she sunk in up to her fetlocks! Plus she was huffing a little and was sweaty, so I just turned around and headed for home. She also doesn’t mind dogs, which is a plus. My other horses will either run away, or try and kill them.
So not only am I excited for a baby, I am excited to be able to ride Tenakee for years to come. With her steadiness I am hoping to be able to pony the baby along with me, so I can make a trail horse out of (hopefully) her.
arrowsaway, I like that idea! I definitely wouldn't mind a nice looking palomino. I, personally, am hoping for a filly. Curl would definitely be a plus, but her last foal was a straight-coated colt (I think dun? I'm no color expert.), so anything's possible. But in the perfect world, it would be a curly filly with a blanket!<3 But a healthy foal is my main wish.
Cacowgirl, I do not yet have a foaling kit put together. But I just cruised a few websites looking for the stuff I need and I do have all of it around, I just would need to gather it into one area before Tenakee pops.