(He'd been a bit too forward and tried to kiss me on the mouth. Blech.)
Useful child breaking ice:
Snowflakes and stripes:
I walked Dan down to the round pen and he met old Dyno for the first time. It was cute.
After a little initial work to make sure he wasn't going to kick my head off (he did get close), I got my saddle out to try on him. I didn't actually check the fit very closely. I need to do that. I think it'll fit though.
He was pretty apprehensive about everything, and I wasn't sure I was going to get to cinch it up.
But eventually he was okay with it.
And here he is, thinking. He really didn't want to stand far enough away for me to take pictures. He's never had a flank cinch and he didn't care about that one bit. Granted, it was very loose.
A nice trot to the left:
And a bit of a fit when asked to go to the right. He does this a lot when asked to change direction on this side. I have to slow it down, give him kind of a pre-cue so he knows what's coming (because he doesn't pay attention very closely yet) and just take what he gives me.
Later on I turned the three of them out in the pasture for the first time. I wanted to see Dan moving out in a big area because I was worried about a possible lameness I thought I spotted in the round pen. So I took a feed bag to shake at them. When they were done running around they got to play with it.
I adore Bella's eyes. And her snow mustache is pretty darn cute too.
Later on I'll load some videos. I have to load them to YouTube from my phone and it's slow.