Jasper and Ember
Jasper's two equine companions were a couple of nice mares, a bay 5-year-old Thoroughbred and a black Friesian/Appy/TB/QH cross. Ember the TB LOOOOOVED Jasper. As in, well, we won't use the "whore" word. To the point where she would refuse to lead on the rides because she was too preoccupied looking back at him. Jasper was pretty oblivious to her seductions and just wanted to go faster. Situation normal.
We went on a loooong trail ride on Saturday at speed. Mostly trotting and cantering. It was fantastically fun. I swear that horse does not get tired. Ever. Most impressive was my friend's boyfriend who just started riding a couple of months ago and kept up like a champ. He can post the trot and everything.
Everyone seemed to get along so well we just threw Jasper in the pasture with the two mares last night. Amazingly, they all got along famously. He didn't have a single bite mark on him, and he didn't foolishly try to dominate either one. They got to hang out most of the day today while we went rock climbing, then we for a short ride through the park this evening. He absolutely refused to get in the trailer tonight. He just kept looking longingly into the pasture.
Ember going so fast she's blurry. Or I'm taking a pic on a moving horse.
Which never seems to work out well.
The 5.9 rider
Jasper's first friend that didn't bite him.
I'm thinking about going to a little H/J show next Sunday in Post Falls, ID. We did their spring show and it was fun. Haven't really jumped in over 3 weeks. Or more? More I think. Have to get on that tomorrow.