Monday, November 10, 2014

Settling In

Gigi's first few days here have been pretty uneventful, which, as far as I'm concerned, is a good thing :). I've spent as much time as I can hanging out and getting to know her better, and finally rode today, which I'll write about later.

On Friday, she stepped off the trailer, looked around, whinnied once, and walked calmly into her new pen like it ain't no thang.

Aren't we cute? :)

Of course, many selfies were taken.

Hashtag dream come true

As well as a ton of cute candids.

The zero drama llama
Looking very contemplative

She was very excited to dig into her hay, and has been eating and drinking like a champ since she arrived.

Bad angle... she's not this long in real life. #allaboutthatbass

Yesterday, she got turned out for the first time in her new home. She walked out into her (private, half acre, super green) pasture, ambled around for a bit, then started grazing. I watched her for awhile, and she seemed fine.

Love the pretty fall colors. 

Then, she decided to give me a mini heart attack as she started racing around, buckling, squealing, and doing reining-style sliding stops wayyyy too close to the fence (but still safe, she knew the fence was there) for comfort. Totally freaked me out for a minute, but then she slowed to a trot, snorted, started walking, then started looking around for a good place to roll. Jeez, mare.

Crisis averted. 

I'm so afraid I'm going to break her somehow (sidenote: how is it possible to be so excited and so terrified about something, at the same time? ) :X  Luckily, she was perfectly calm after that. She got turned out again this evening, and the BO sent me this pic a little bit ago:

So peaceful. Good pony. 

Anyways, I think she's getting settled in just fine. :)


  1. Looks like she is settling in nicely!

  2. I've had that feeling of being totally excited and terrified at the same time lol. Take a deep breath! She will be fine! I can't get over how beautiful she is. :D

  3. I was so excited and so scared when Cosmo came. Still am. What if I break him!? So far so good. You can do it, too!

  4. YAY! I am so excited to be following your adventure!