All four horses are getting along nicely now, as you can see. The big guys are letting Libby have the shed on this chilly morning, and she's peeking around the pole at the camera.
Cliff is amazed that Libby got used to the electric fence without ever breaking it; usually a new horse will take off running, not see the wire, and run through it. It really worked well to have the two boarded horses away for the weekend, so Libby could discover all the electric-fenced areas without being pushed around by the whole group.
I had mentioned before that she was touchy with her legs when I first got her here; well, I found out why: she had a big scrape on her left hind leg, acquired on the trip home. Now that her bumps, bruises and scrapes are healing, she's letting me handle any part of her body.
I "ponied" her Sunday beside Blue. In other words, I rode Blue and led Libby alongside us. I may do more of that; it's supposed to be good for young horses. Cliff leaves for work at 2:30 every afternoon, and that's when I go out and handle Libby. I have almost an hour before the granddaughters get home from school, and I lead her, brush her, pet her... just generally let her get acquainted with me.
I love the way she comes to meet me. Blue is gentle and friendly, but I always have to walk all the way to him with the halter and lead rope. Libby acts like she's anxious to be handled!