We have a pony in our pasture. Eli and Ken Norman brought Chloe to Bedlam Farm this afternoon. Eli backed her our of the trailer and I walked her into the pasture. Chloe wandered in and she and the donkeys and sheep had a stare down.
Then the donkeys started to run and Chloe took off after them. This went on for at least a half hour. Donkeyp, Pony and sheep running in circles.
Eventually Chloe went off to graze and Fanny and Lulu kept an eye on her, from a distance.
Now things have settled down. I think it will be a few days before they’re all grazing together but there doesn’t seem to be any hostility passing between them. There wasn’t even any kicking. It more like they’re just trying to figure this new situation out.
And me, I know how I feel about having Chloe here. It feels like she belongs. And it made me smile and call her name when I looked out the window and saw her walking towards the pole barn. Maybe I’ll open all the gates and go for a ride around the pastures tomorrow. That way I’ll know it’s not all just a dream.