Monday, March 17, 2014

Our first full day

 Today was horrifically windy and pretty cold, and we did have a bit of rain and hail, but I got plenty of time with Jasper anyway.  These pictures are from this evening after the wind had mostly died down.  I curried mud and spring hair off him 3 times, and we went for a couple walks.

He was a bit concerned when we got a long ways away from the horses - he has one ear on them here:
One thing I noticed that was really cool, was that the first time we went up the driveway he was very wary, but the second time it was old hat.  I hope he continues to get over his worries that quickly.  

I had to tie him up to get a full body picture for you.  He just wanted to be right with me so there was no other way.

Fitting his tack:

Having some good quiet time.

I was concerned that he was going to be terribly ear-shy, but he is already really enjoying a good ear rub.  He doesn't like you to go directly for his ears, and when you bump them unexpectedly he jumps, but I'd say his previous owner did an excellent job of getting him over that issue. 
 A very good day.  And tomorrow the weather is supposed to be nicer. :)


Cindy D. said...

I'm excited to watch this story unfold.

Kara said...

He's very handsome! My favorite color! I hope you have lots of fun with him! Just in time to get riding this summer!

Kara said...

You may have noticed I have 3 horses with that brown color and lighter muzzle. And your description of the gemstone is exactly why I named my Idaho pup Jasper.

The Dancing Donkey said...

He is a nice looking mule. Do you know what kind of mare he is out of?

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

They didn't know what kind of mare he was out of, but they thought probably quarter horse. All I know is that he doesn't look drafty at all.

Keechy said...

How lovely that he already wants to be with you!