Baron is healing every day and I should be able to ride him in about a month. Until then, here are some pictures of my new barn friends…

This is Herschel. He belongs to the people who own the property next door, but he spends all day every day at the barn. It’s a very happy place!

This is Mouse, Baron’s neighbor and girlfriend. She is a barrel racing Quarter Horse. I’ve seen her in action and she is quite the little firecracker!

“Hi, I’m Charlie. I’m quite possibly the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.”

This is Oakley. The picture doesn’t do her justice. She’s a Thoroughbred,  almost solid black and very nicely built. I cannot wait to ride her!

This is Ella Grace on the left and Penny on the right. Except for the blaze, they could be twins. I’ve ridden them both while Baron is healing, and I’ve gotten attached to Ella. My first ride on her she was SUCH a pill, but on subsequent rides she was a dream. She is very mare-ish, but she tries hard and she’s a good teacher for me. She will pin her ears at me after I feed her a treat, but then go in the arena and trot her little heart out. I got to take her over crossrails and she is teaching me to be a better rider. She will not let me be a passenger, and she’s certainly not going to cart me around just for kicks. She’ll cut corners or refuse a jump unless I’m paying attention and letting her know what I expect. She keeps me on my A game, that’s for sure! And her show name is “Glamour Kills,” which I think is sooooo cute!


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