I asked a couple of my friends that run in horsey circles of showing and driving, if they knew of anyone that might be interested in a "mini" project. Stacy jumps, shows and also drives minis...and has friends in all those areas, so I thought she might have some ideas, either of someone to do some training, or someone wanting to have a permanent little friend with a lot of moxy, A LOT OF MOXY.......!!! LOL
Got a call yesterday from Stacy's ex-husband who is also involved in horsey stuff and he is coming out tomorrow to look Casper over. Don't know yet for what, but I'm willing to show him off and see what happens.
John called our neighbor Vic, that has been Casper sitting because he has field fence and said we would be over this morning after chores to bring Casper over here for tomorrow's viewing. Right after chores Vic came to the house and said he decided to bring Casper over for us, but couldn't catch him. Casper's life at Vic's has been one of running loose on 10 acres doing whatever he wanted to. Not good for a smart quick little guy with attitude, in other words he's gone wild. Vic decided that Casper would probably just follow him, so off they went into Burroland...........well until Casper decided enough of following the human, there's a whole world out there and off he went.
By the time Vic got to the house to tell us Casper was out there somewhere, and we went out to find him, he was over by the pens looking around and eating some weeds our guys had missed. We had planned on walking behind him to move him towards his old pen and hopefully get him in it.
All of a sudden he noticed something new, that hadn't been here before, the new pen John and Doug put in for Leo, when Lynn and Linda come back in November. Being the nosy little critter he is, he had to go investigate it...........from the inside.....Vic took off running and got the gate closed before Casper figured out he was in a pen. YEA.......!!!! It wasn't where we wanted him to be, but it was certainly better than chasing him all over Cochise county...........LOL
|John's still got to do some work on Boaz's gate, it's missing some clamps. And Leo will need a shelter before the rainy season.|
John and I went in to put a halter on him, which wasn't what he had planned for today. He's not mean but he can be very evasive. We kept working with him and it just took a few minutes for him to stand still and let me put a halter on him. Maybe he remembers I don't give up...............LOL
John led him to his old pen and we decided to go ahead and take his halter off, even though it's a battle to get it back on, hopefully each time will be a little easier.
Casper looks like he's been feeding himself really good
He's probably thinking, down there is where I went in that pen I'd never seen before............bad move.
Everyone seems to be doing good right now. John is taking fly masks off, when he lets them out at bedtime, it's chilly enough in the morning the flies aren't too bad. No more doctoring and no more leggings on anyone.
They are up to being out during the day from after breakfast to roundup for evening feeding. We tried opening up the dog pen, so they could go in and clean up the weeds. Unfortunately the only ones that found the open gate were the fatties and they weren't interested in the weeds, they were interested in the mesquite beans that had been behind a fence. It was like finding the mother lode, for Pepsi and Bill, neither of which need any extra calories, so the gate is closed again. Not sure what we will do about that little problem, the dogs will use the pen when they get here, but hopefully they won't eat the beans. We've been finding raccoon scat and it is about 99% mesquite beans, in the desert almost all the animals eat the beans when they are available. Valuable calories for those that need the extras, unfortunately the donkeys don't need any extra calories at all, but they sure think they do.