I fell instantly in love when I saw this little mare being offered for sale .....
I'm talking about a 4 y/o black overo filly from @CosmoLena "Hetting's Tumbelweeds lil Girl" - Joy. I searched for my phone in my jeans, and called the number that's written below the pictures. After a long but kind call with the little fillies owner, I checked up my calender. Hmmm Saturday would be possible to drive to Nevada and pic up the little beauty.
2 days later, Vicky and me are on our way to the Hetting Ranch. We're happy it's none of the super hot days! Our trailer is air-conditioned, but I always prefer degrees below 20 for driving such a long way. Picking her up and our drive back went safe and sound. As we're arriving Drover's entry sign, I can already see Terry and Simon, that are curious about our newest paint filly. Simon is meant to show her one day, if she's able to enter the show ring. Emilia told me, she can be easily scared sometimes and is often shy to new surroundings and people.
During our trip Vicky and I thought about here to stable her for now, until she settled in nicely. We came up with the idea, let her discover everything from a giant paddock. It's not so close to the main facilities, so she can check out our daily life with her preffered distance at first. Of course not alone. "A calm and bombproof filly would suit" best Vicky said. We both simultaneously said: "DeeDee" and laughed . Vicky unloaded "Joy" and I walked over to DeeDee's stall.
Both seemed to like each other instantly. DeeDee is so friendly and calm. She only moved slow and grazed a lot when I closed their paddock door. Joy trotted away and stoped as she was about 20 meters away from us. DeeDee looked to us one last time and then walked in direction paddock stall on the opposite side of the paddock. Joy followed her.
Later the day, I wanted to feed them. Both are still under the roof. DeeDee cause she saw I bring the big blue bucket with me Cheeky girl. Seems she's hungry. Joy watched me from the background I took this picture with my mobile phone:
I had to laugh a bit. It looked even more funny when you stand in front of them! Silly girls.
In the evening we put Nelly on the paddock as well, and what should I say, I think this was love for the first sight! Joy noticed Nelly and trotted over to her. The sniffed each others muzzles. And suddenly Nelly started bucking. Joy was kind for confused for a second, but started to play with Nelly.
I was so happy to see she has made a friend now. Nelly already has a very close relationship, to most of our trainers, so we can start working with Joy with the help of Nelly's attendance. I'm really happy we got Joy for our Ranch. Let's see what future holds for this little filly.