Last week TnT started training a beautiful 4 1/2 year old Arabian mare. Her name is Daffinah which translates into "Hidden Treasure"! Daffinah is dappled grey with highlights of mahogany.
As TnT attempted to load her into their horse trailer, it was evident that her first 4 1/2 years were not wasted. She hesitated a little and pulled back a little. As Tony talked and coaxed her to step up into the trailer, Travis quietly stepped beside her, lifting her left leg into the trailer. They repeated this process a couple of times before Daffinah stood with both front feet firmly planted in the trailer.
Daffinah accomplished this step quickly and after deciding that she would trust the new smells and the strange new horse that was already standing at the front of the trailer, (TnT took Coal for moral support for Daffinah) she stepped on in to the trailer as Travis quietly closed the door behind her. In one fluid movement he opened the sliding door so that Tony could step out, leaving Daffinah securely tied to the side.
Daffinah neighed quite a bit as she was trailered away from her home...she neighed off and on as we traveled about a mile to a nearby convenient store. So far it looked like Daffinah would travel very well on the trip to our stables. No outbursts, no rocking, she was doing GREAT!!!
When we reach the stables, we pulled around by our horses so that Daffinah could meet our herd. I love the picture of her meeting Oakley and Belle! The last picture shows her in her stable which is a stones throw away from the round pen. Her next door neighbor is "Rocket" and they seem to hit it off right away!!
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