By Patty Wilber
Suffragette CD is living with Christy’s colt Gino so the two babies can play and roam on Christy’s ten acres. I go by about once a week for a play date, and last weekend we had a pony party!
Christy and Deets ponied Gino, and me and Lucy ponied Gette. We rode a couple of miles on the trails around Christy’s place.
Lucy had not yet met Gette. Lucy may have a bit of ambition about becoming lead mare should LT decide to step down, so she did have a word or two with Gette about Who is in Charge Here. Gette did not question Princess Lucy, but Gette has played the mare card with Gino and Lamont (Christy’s older gelding), so we are not quite sure, yet, about Gette’s future social climbing tendencies.
Gette, never having been ponied, and after having been sufficiently “spoken to” by Lucy, was a little uncertain about EXACTLY where her place was.
Behind on narrow sections, and having her head about by the stirrup was acceptable, but never too far up, Lucy said.
The two youngsters were really quite amazing on the ride. They were relaxed. They did not feel crowded in the equestrian easement when horses leaned over the fences to see who they were. They did not spook at flagging or house construction or passing cars. They are living up to Thunderstruck Ranch‘s legacy of producing curious, athletic, good minded horses!
And in other news, I got Gette’s papers back from the Appaloosa Horse Club, so she is officially in my name now!