Today the farrier came. When I arrived at the barn he had started at Irish. Actually, his young apprentice was working on Irish. Irish looked at me:
"oh hi. I'm helping to train this youngster. She's trying really hard"
Irish kept nuzzling her and giving her lots of encouragement. It was adorable. When Paul took over he stood there and dozed.
It was then Carmen's turn. I brought her out and as we talked about her she gave him the hairy eyeball. But when she looked at me her ears would come forward. She was well behaved with the farrier and just needed a small trim.
Ed commented to Paul that she wasn't like Steele in that when he came to the barn or in the field she completely ignored him. I looked at him in surprise. When I go out to the field she follows me around.
This morning she dove into her food like always but half way through she came over to me while I was cleaning her stall and just stood there with me for a few minutes.
Last night I was out late and when I got home Ed was in the barn starting on the chores. When I came in I helped him finish up. The horses got their evening alfalfa and apples. But Carmen kept her head over the stall door, ignoring her feed and looking at me. I went up and said 'hi'. She looked at me and I kissed her nose (it is an adorable nose) and then she went to eat.
I'm not sure if I'm reading more into it or not but it seems that I may have been adopted.
|see what i mean about the nose|