We're checking out Thelma's possible new home today. She will have acreage to run on & a new friend named Eeyore. We'll probably move them next week. Eeyore right now is living in Tombstone, & the family just moved out to their new place a few miles from there. They tried to move Eeyore in a horse trailer & found out something about donkeys, most of them don't like horse trailers. So when we take Thelma to them, we'll stop in Tombstone & pick up Eeyore. They say hauling equine together in a trailer is a good way to introduce them to each other, so we'll see if it works or not. Usually introducing a gelding to a jenny is no problem. The gelding follows her around like a puppy dog & she ignores him.............!!!! (G)
Tomorrow we're going to do a home study for little Drifter. Crystal called me last week about a companion for her 1st horse who is now retired. They operate a boarding/training stable, River Valley Ranch Tucson & we'll give it a try. Drifter doesn't hang with the donkeys, but as soon as we go out of the house, he is right with us, "helping" whatever we are doing. They came out yesterday & thought he was a cutie. Drifter & her horse will have a 1 1/2 acre mesquite area for themselves by the house, although Crystal said a lot of their boarders are older ladies with older horses. She said they will absolutely fall in love with the little guy, so he should have lots of attention, not to mention Crystal & Taylor have a 2 year old boy.
Drifter technically belongs to the state as a stray, even though the livestock inspector has forgotten my number until she needs it again.......!!!! So they will not be adopting him, they will be fostering him for the foreseeable future, unless for some reason it doesn't work out for him.