Friday, May 23, 2008

Another First

When I let the horses out to graze this morning Raven bolted past me as usual (bad manners, but I like to see her excited so I let her get away with it) and, much to my surprise, Tonka bolted out with her. They both cantered down to the far end of the second pasture then played for about 10 seconds. This is noteworthy because I have never seen Tonka maintain a canter for more than 3 or 4 strides of his own volition -- he usually breaks from canter to trot to walk in less than 8 strides. It was really nice to see him move so freely and joyfully. Even if it only lasts for a day, it gave me a glimpse at the horse he might become with continued care and rehabilitation.

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