My poor quarter horse gelding Bud has a hard time keeping up with her long strides when my husband and I ride.
When I bought Jammer I was looking for a horse that my non-horsey husband would like to ride. While he didn't like her fast walking at first, he became used to it and liked how she responded to his commands, and her sweetness won him over.
|Jammer walking over for a pet|
The other day as I walked through the field coming back from the barn from feeding the heifers, I stopped and pet Jammer. When I'd finished I started walking again and soon she was following me. I figured she'd stop and eat grass pretty soon, but she followed me all the way to the cattle guard by the house. Okay, she'll stop here I thought.
Gravel scattered and a thud sounded behind me. I whipped around to see Jammer standing on my side of the cattle guard. "What do you want from me?" I asked. She looked to the left and headed for the green lawn and started munching on the grass.
I left her thinking she'd just hop back to the field but when she didn't and the other horses were throwing a fit because they couldn't eat the green grass, I looped some baling twine around her neck and led her through the gate back into the pasture. It's been a couple weeks and she hasn't come back in the yard. I don't know if that was a one time thing or if we have a jumper on our hands.