I wouldn't try this with most horses, but Tessa is a singularly level headed young mare who listens well and loves her donkeys. We only went out onto the easiest trail right out my back yard where they couldn't get into too much trouble if things got too crazy, but that didn't happen and we all had fun. So nice to get out.
Ramsey won't get too far away from Emma and Tess won't go off without them. Emma is my loadstone, the sweet, wise soul who holds it all together - just as long as I can hold onto her:).
There were some moments of craziness that I could not manage to get pictures of. Ramsey was like a little ping-pong ball, zipping back and forth between Tessa and Emma and generally being the wild little heathen that he is.
Tessa had her moments too, but mostly just loved being out, doing something. Horses and donkeys love having somewhere to go, things to do, they love to be moving. Movement is the fundamental element of equine existence and our cosseted pets don't get near enough of it. They love having a job to do as well, even if that job is just wandering in the woods, maybe especially if that job is wandering in the woods.
One of the best things about animals is that it is easy to make them happy, they find joy in simply doing the things they are meant to do...
and they reflect that joy back to us if we can just set aside our burdens and expectations for a moment and join in.