I love how bendy his neck is. All the better to reach into your pockets for treats!
Champ knows how to operate the ring gate, so he tried to, several times. Unsuccessfully.
He does make some seriously funny faces when you play with his nose and lips.
All in all, a good lesson for Wren, and a fun time at the barn for the whole family. It's so good to see Travis working with Turkey, and being more at ease around these wonderful animals. It warms my heart to see Noah want to take an active part in this work, and I hope that he will want to ride like his sisters and mom when he gets a little older.
Every time we are at the barn, I wish we could be there more, and I wish I could ride more. It's a relentless desire.
“You cannot remain unmoved by the gentleness and conformation of well-bred and well-trained horse – more than a thousand pounds of big-boned, well-muscled animal, slick of coat and sweet of smell, obedient and mannerly, and yet forever a menace with its innocent power and ineradicable inclination to seek refuge in flight, and always a burden with its need to be fed, wormed and shod, and its liability to cuts and infections, to laming and heaves. But when it greets you with a nicker, nuzzles your chest, and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be and what you want to do has been answered.”
-- Albert Borgmann, Crossing the Postmodern Divide, 1992