We have some friends who are moving away - job reasons - so we had a quick get-together planned for today. Her parents had flown into town for a few days because ... well, there is a new baby in the family. Since the parents are also friends of ours, they came up the mountain for a visit and brought little Reese, the 2 1/2 week old little girl. After having lunch together I was informed that Reese needed her first ride!
Now E. knows my horses really well. In fact, she had spent several years starting young horses and she had helped train Washoe, my gelding, so when she said Reese needed a ride, I can't say I was too surprised. The day was beautiful; sunny and bright, just a bit breezy, and in the low 50's. Still a little snow on the ground from our new foot just two days ago, but mostly melted.
I took a halter to the corral and called Jesse; told her she was getting brushed because she had to give a baby a ride. She knows 'brush' and she knows 'baby'. Boy, did the ears come up and she stood at rock solid attention to get groomed - and we were ready for a photo op.
What a good day.