Coyote today when I went on a trail ride with Lacey. Coyotes aren't that rare around here but usually you only hear them. I think they're beautiful so it was pretty exciting.
Lacey was funny about it though, she saw him/her and immediately started trying to walk towards it like she wanted a better look. She didn't spook or anything, just wanted to get closer. Haha It kinda stood there and watched us for a minute then ran off.
It was also the first time I've gone on a trail ride with Lacey on our own. She was really good, very inquisitive but not spooky and she listened to me really well. We'd been having issues with her deciding she wanted to do something and trying to fight me to get to do whatever she wanted so this is definitely a step in the right direction. She stopped a few times like "Mom, we are NOT going any further, no way, no how" but I just squeezed her on and she keep going.
It was also pretty funny because on the way out she was pretty rushy, kept trying to trot (didn't let her of course) and she just wanted to go. But on the way home she settled right down, walked flat footed and calmly, put her head down and just relaxed. Silly girl.
I love her, she makes me smile.