2009’s Second Outing with Galahad

Wednesday Feb 4th was another perfect donkey driving day at 45* and sunshine.  This time Galahad was wearing a bridle with blinders and a Kimberwick snaffle bit for the first time.  That I will change tomorrow.  He has more respect for the Kimberwick but the snaffle makes him raise his head to avoid the bit even with the lightest pressure. 

It always takes a little bit for them to get use to the blinders and the sounds of the gravel crunching under my feet, but it didn’t seem to take him long to adapt.  Erin did not even have to touch the lead rope except when he got tired of standing while I visited with the neighbor and then it was just a lite tap.  

We ground drove him about a half mile further than yesterday.  Again we went thru the bottom of the hay field with standing water which he at first was not to sure of but was soon splashing thru it.  Remember we are doing this out on the open road with some traffic today that would not slow down for us.  Everything was coming up from behind and he was really good about it.  I would say we drove him for a good hour.  Afterwards he just wanted people to love on him, I think he really enjoys the attention and making the other boys jealous!

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