Now we are seventeen!

Dancer and Grace join our ten dogs and five cats!

Yesterday, Jean and I went across to our neighbour’s ranch to collect two miniature horses, Dancer and her daughter Grace.  Jean was a keen horsewoman many years ago and when we became aware that our neighbour, Margo, was also a keen horse breeder, trainer and coach, the lure of getting two horses was too much!  Two miniature horses seemed the perfect idea.

So just a few pictures to share the event.

Ready to leave
Ready to leave

Jean is holding Dancer while Grace is waiting by the fence.  Our original plans had been to take Dancer’s sister’s foal Allegra, but she was too stressed to leave her mother so soon; she is just six months old.  As an interim, we borrowed Grace, Dancer’s last foal, until Allegra is ready to move homes.

Off we go
Off we go

For Grace especially, the horse being led by Margo, this was quite an adventure, as the next photograph demonstrates.

Mummy, do I really have to cross this stream?
Mummy, do I really have to cross this stream?

Then before they knew it, their new enclosure beckoned.

Welcome to your new home.
Welcome to your new home.

Jean opens her heart to the latest member of the Handover family!

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In next to no time, Dancer is settling down.

Wow, this is fun!
Wow, this is fun!

And the view’s pretty good!

Mt. Sexton
Mt. Sexton

Back to normal tomorrow!

10 thoughts on “Now we are seventeen!

  1. Paul, We truly enjoyed seeing the photos of the latest additions to the Handover family. What lovely little ladies they are. Perhaps they’ll come to our fence line so we can meet them someday. Hopefully the cold weather hasn’t been too hard on all the family.

    Warm regards, Dordie and Bill

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