Happy anniversary to you, too, dear.
We started the annual fall evacuaton today; Estes is now back at Hall Ranch. What a ruckus when we took her away from the rest of the herd. I brushed her and made her look all pretty. She kept asking "why?" with those big, soft eyes of hers. She walked quietly into the trailer and stood nicely - until she realized she was the only one going. By that time, the rest of the crew was hollering their heads off from the corral. Where do you think you are going with that trailer, and not us?! Estes was doing her part by whinnying and kicking inside the trailer.
Then, when we unloaded at the ranch, Estes decided she could follow me back home. She was trailing right behind me when I left the corral. I felt sad about pushing her away so I could shut the gate. I thought she would be delighted at being back at her "other home". Well, soon they will all be reunited again in a very large pasture to run in and eat all day.
Our trip to SD got changed to NM, due to bad weather. SD has been hit really hard this last week (with cold and snow), and it doesn't look like it's going to let up, so we opted to go south, back to Ghost Ranch for a couple of nights. A friend there is acquiring a new horse for the ranch to use in its program, and it needs some riding out. A good excuse. When we get home, the Mustangs will be released for the winter.