"Roo" has been at the trainers for 10 days, we were having some tweaking done on his roping. Hubby is wanting to team rope off of him and just needed a few adjustments. Well today was the day to go and pick him up. The trainer, him and his family are great friends of ours, we were talking this morning and he was saying he really needed to do alot of tracking off of "Roo." I told him we have been looking for a donkey to use for tracking, just haven't found one yet. Okay he says, we sat up a time and I headed that way. I pull into his driveway and he is leading a horse and a donkey. He walks by hands me the lead to the donkey and goes and ties up the other horse. Next thing I know he is coming with "Roo." He then asks me who I want to load first! What?!?!
What in the world is this?? Go to the trainer's to pick up your horse and come home with a donkey to boot!! He told me after we talked that they were not using this donkey anymore (they have a pony and another donkey they use) and he was fixing to haul this one to the sale. So he gave us the donkey! Woo Hoo! I'm so excited!! I've been wanting one to use for tracking as well on "Angel."
Nosey guys! As soon as I pulled up at the house, every horse looked up and knew something different was there! I walked up to the big gate to our pasture and let them check him out and do there prancing and things. "Preacher" was VERY interested and intrigued by what it was!
His name is "Pedro." He loves to have this spot on his head rubbed! He needs a good brushing and bath, nothing some TLC won't fix! Oh ya, hubby called when I was leaving Jim's and asked how "Roo" was. I said fine, he said what is it? I told him I don't know what you are talking about! He said I know you and Jim too well, what is going on!!! LOL! I told him and he was fine about it! Good thing since I had already left with donkey in tow! He already wants to change his name to "Homer!" Little cowgirl is going to be SO excited when she finds out!
I didn't turn him out with the horses yet, he is going to spend a few days in the lot. Let the horses get used to him. They ran him with there horses and never had a problem! I can say he doesn't like "Shelby" She went into the lot with me and he promptly ran her out! She was just staring at me, Like what did I do!!!