In the morning, Ben and Reggie stayed in their runs while Paj went out to pasture and Boomer had a drive. Boomer was full of energy! When we finished with Boomer, he babysat Ben while Reggie played in the paddock. We didn't want to leave Ben alone on his first day.
Big Ben in his run
All the horses came in for lunch, and in the afternoon David and Ben had a very short get-acquainted leading session in the lunge pen. We wanted to assess Ben's ground manners and vocabulary. It went great! He listens, he's respectful, and he knows the most important words a driving horse needs - ho, stand, come left, come right.
When a horse is this big, manners count!
After his 15 minute workout, he had his first turn in the pasture while Boomer babysat from the paddock. Boomer is feeling much more comfortable with the new guy.