I survived the weekend and spent my time walking a new pet and taking photos and of course doing as I was told.
Got Bugs back to the camp and locked him up in a open stall. No problems. Saturday with all the commotion going on he took it in his stride No sign of any stress. The trek started and I walked Bugs around by the creek His first look and a reasonable body of water, then generally introduced him to all the things the could cause him to spook, No issues until I tried to ride him. Saddle up that was o/k the bit was a problem all I had was Stella's and that proved to be to large. I could hear it rattling around on his teeth so I excuse his little display of displeasure, brought him to a stop and climbed off. I spent hte rest of Saturday and Sunday walking him around.
I walked over to his pen with a bucket of feed and as I climbed the rails he picked up his water bucket, lifting it high enough catching it on the top rail (6ft) which inturn dowsed me with water. The horse has a funny bone.
Had another rider ask how much I wanted for him, they were camped next to his pen with their horses and liked his calm. He loaded into the float with no issues.
Stella when she saw him arched her neck and made it quite clear she would deal to him if in the same paddock, Kate also gave him his marching orders. I feel great I'm no longer alone at the bottom of the pecking order
At present the wind is blowing, Bugs is in the paddock behind the house running up and down. This is a narrow paddock with trees all around and they are causing him some concern. A new experence. Ill post a few photos of the trek.
Now for those ladies that have been following the saga of the IOU. I got away with it hahahahahah. It was my birthday a few days back and I got nothing. Saved twice. The IOU has not been collected on and she who must has not spent house keeping on a birthday present for me. I will remember christmas