Brandy and My Boy are great horse buddies. He is very protective of "his" mare. Last year on our family guest ranch trip, my trail ride order out of the several horses on the ride was to follow Brandy, and Paint Girl's other mare, Fritzy. My Boy pranced and jigged behind them. He had never done this on the trail before! Really, exerting that much extra energy is not his thing. I was not thrilled to be riding in an unknown wilderness full of elk and coyotes and bears, having my horse nervously jigging beneath me. Sure, when I was 15, I thought jiggy trail rides were da bomb. I actually bought a pony once because he pranced on the trail during my trial ride on him.
I consulted the trail boss and asked if I could trying moving in front of the mares. Problem solved immediately, no more jigging. Somehow, he was more comfortable leading those mares into the unknown wind-swept, hot, dry pines, rather than letting the women lead. Hmmm.
Brandy and My Boy always seem to be very comfortable near each other, whether in the trailer, tied at the hitching rail, on the trail, or in the arena. I think he provides a calm, stable partner for her in many situations. A "stable" partner. Get it?
He's like her rock.
This is a good thing, since my sister Paint Girl and I spend a lot of time together while on the back of this guy and gal, and we wouldn't want it any other way.
Miss Lucie Grace
1 year ago