Hello world!

Welcome to our blog.  We are going to take you back in time as we catch you up with training Galahad to drive and then we’ll get to our favorite country drives.  Join us on our journey

Tuesday February 3rd was unbelievable beautiful with radiant sunshine and 44*, the perfect donkey winter weather, sweatshirts were just right for the dress of the day. Our exceptional farrier was out and trimmed all the boys’ hooves.  It was Galahad’s first time with Frank and they decided they could be best friends; the others had decided Frank was A-Okay on their first visit with him also. 

My donkey helper, Erin, who helped to start Luc has moved back to Idaho and came ready to play.  We harnessed Galahad and down the lane we went, ground driving.  Our first concentration was on Whoa and the second was Back.  Once we started down the road, I was ground driving and Erin was at Galahad’s head with a lead rope attached to a chain for some extra control.  We walked as well as trotted him, practiced Gee and Haw’s across the road and was passed by one vehicle, our mail carrier.  We went  into the hay field, thru a good sized snow drift in the ditch and back up to the road.  

Galahad got a little excited a few times and on the way home Erin took the lines and I took the lead rope.  This was his first time in harness after a three month lay off; last October was his last drive.  This was his eighth ground driving session.  He really did a great job considering he had a new inexperienced driver part of the time and he had never trotted in harness before.  But we’ll get there!

 We passed the lane coming back to the house and went to the mail box instead and then down the road away from the house.  He was so good coming back to the lane that he got to come back to his unhitching post.  Galahad was unharnessed and after an appropriate tie up time was turned loose. 

 Now all I need is some nice weather and it won’t be long before Galahad joins the ranks of the other Team Donk Driving Boys!


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