I was looking at pictures on my phone and I realized that I forgot to introduce everyone to George's girlfriend.
|This picture was taken awhile ago. All of our snow melted last week, but according to the forecast, we are getting some more tonight.|
The reason we had been keeping her separated from the geldings, is that Duke hated her. The first time we put them in the same pasture last summer, he tried to run her down, and I just didn't feel comfortable leaving her in there. But all last winter they were able to see each other and smell each other as they shared a fence line and waterer. So she decided that spring time was the right time to join the herd.
I noticed her in the pasture with the big boys one night as I took the dogs out. Sure enough she was there snuggled next to George. And thats how we realized she needed to be with her boys. Surprisingly enough, the one horse I thought she would get along famously with, Pistol, hates her guts. A horse that I've never seen pin his ears, kick out or stand up against another horse, the entire time I've known him, has been a jack ass towards her. Apparently he has a thing against little mares.
But not George. He loves her. They are almost always together, and they are quite the odd couple. When he goes for a walk, she follows along behind him and vice versa. He also keeps himself between her and the other boys at the feeder, and acts as her body guard.
I just can't help but giggle every time I see them together. But I am happy they have each other. The original reason we got her was to be a companion to whoever stayed at home when the hubby and I went trail riding. I mean it's cheaper to feed a small horse than another full size horse, amiright? So it makes me happy that she is okay in the pasture with the boys. The other two are actually accepting of her now too, so it makes it easier on her now that her lover is gone. But I do think she is a bit sad that George is gone. But soon enough he will be home.