Thursday, September 19, 2013
Riding Buddy was here with her horse Hawkeye last week. I am always interested to see how new horses get to know one another and I was even more interested to see how the donkeys would react. Hawkeye is a sweet natured gentleman who generally gets along well with nearly everyone. He and Tessa are totally besotted with one another, and every time we ride together, they are always trying to nuzzle and schmooze with each other. Emma and Hawkeye seemed to be equally intrigued with one another.
Ramsey's reaction was a bit more guarded and equally interesting. Tessa was tied in the barn and he hung back with her, a little unsure of what he was supposed to do, for several minutes before venturing out to keep a close eye on the proceedings.
I found it fascinating to discover later that, before he came out, he urinated in front of where Tessa was tied up. He never, ever pees in that spot. A fairly clear message I'd say:)
He hung back and watched...
and watched and sniffed and made some small donkey noises....
and finally decided that maybe Hawkeye is not so bad and invited him to come play some time.