Trick training might be a good idea Slide Stop! He hasnt come across as very food motivated so far yet.
The little booger got out already!!! It hadnt even been 24 hours yet. I had just unloaded whiskey off the trailer and my BO was up in the top arena giving lessons and she started hollering "Hey the pony is out! The pony is out!" and (I was so tired from work I was a little out of it) I was sitting there like "why is she telling me this?". And then it dawned on me that she was talking about MY pony. I guess thats what happens when you get a horse you werent expecting.
Well, thankfully one of our awesome barn workers helped me catch him but it took us like half an hour. He was having a jolly old time, thats for sure. He got into the mare's pasture and got everyone running around and squealing and then slipped into the mini pasture and got those guys running around and squealing and ended up in my BO's backyard (she lives on the ranch property) and then ran into the barn closest to where his pasture was.
We tried shaking a bucket and everything, he just wasnt gonna have it! Finally I just put hay and feed in his stall and he trotted on in there and started eating. It was starting to get dark but i couldnt find where he had gotten out anywhere! I am through with class by 9 tomorrow morning and don't have work so I'm going to investigate as soon as I am finished on campus.
The barn worker (really great friend of mine- like a grandpa to me :) ) was like "are you keeping that thing?" and I was like "yeah, I guess! I dont know what else to do with him" and he was like "Phew. Good luck! You're gonna need it". ha ha ha.
Oh! We have settled on a name. I am part of a book club on my campus (trying to motivate myself to read more during the semester) and we just finished reading the Night Circus by Erin Morgensten. It's a book about a circus whos theme is black and white, and its about two magicians who basically have a sort of duel within the circus. Really good story- but I digress. His name is Marco. He is dark and white like the circus from the book, and the male protagonists name is Marco. Seems to fit him
Now wish me luck in finding his escape route tomorrow! Didnt grab any more pics tonight but I am going to groom him and give him a bath tomorrow. Will take some pics then!