Because I always get so many people asking about what’s going on with the animals here at Glenmore, I thought I’d give you an update.
Earlier this spring, we welcomed a new long-term visitor to the horse barn. I am going to be attending several overnight horse shows with Max this year and I have been looking for a companion horse for Banjo to come and live with us from spring through fall. Banjo manages pretty well being left behind for a day, but he would really rather have another horse around that he can see. I put some feelers out early in the year and found Misty, a Thoroughbred polo pony recovering from an injury. Although she’s sound, her owner felt like it would be in her best interest to give her the season off to make sure she is fully recovered.
Misty was only with us for a couple of days when I took Max for nearly a week to a show. When we got back, Misty and Banjo were madly in love and Max was odd man out! Oh, the drama… A lot of squealing, laid back ears and even some kicking in the stall. It took a couple of weeks for things to settle down but now that Max is back in the daily routine, all three horses are getting along pretty well.
In June we’ll probably go through the whole thing again because I’ll be taking Max to a two day show and then we are headed to Oklahoma to the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship show and we will be gone for ten days. This is why we got Misty, though. If we didn’t have her, Banjo would have been left home alone and he’d be miserable. Now at least he will have company – even if we have to go through a readjustment period every time Max comes home!