2. The horses got their fall vaccinations today. A new vet (new to us) came out since our usual vet is teaching full time now. Brett called me afterwards and said the new vet was really good with the horses. She immediately pegged Lucy as the princess. Okay, okay; that's a no-brainer; she's very obvious about it. But Brett liked how she interacted with the horses and donkeys and they seemed to like her. We don't have any vet-hating or fearing animals right now, thank goodness.
3. We are in the midst of another winter storm. The first wave came in yesterday with heavy rain and hail. It is spitting a bit still, but we should have clear weather tonight and tomorrow morning before then next wave arrives. It is supposed to be equally as strong, but colder. We have a chance of snow on Monday. The Sierras have been getting a lot of snow which is fantastic for
4. Brett and Pistol had their first real session at Windows to My Soul this week. Pistol carried around a developmentally disabled young adult who had never been on a horse before. Brett led her around while the therapists worked with the client. Everyone did well. They worked on breathing and balance, primarily. Brett said that when the client was able to relax, Pistol gave a huge, relaxed exhale. I'm so proud of both Brett and Pistol.
5. I sure enjoyed the "Changing Lens" post comments. I have some more questions and may do another post with them in the next few weeks. Brett didn't comment on the mare v. gelding question but I'm guessing he doesn't have a clear preference. For police work, Flash was the perfect soldier and partner. For the kind of riding Brett does now, Pistol is the willing, careful partner he needs. She is also very affectionate and demonstrative to Brett. I love that.