---- Lea Ann Thomas <Leannadanna@leonardonline.net> wrote:
Hello, Bill, Gina, Becca and Dozer -
"Precious" participated in her
first parade yesterday. She performed like an old pro! She also won
first place in the equine division (check out the blue ribbon!)
Consequently we had to lead the equine section, right behind the
marching band!!! I was concerned she might be intimidated by the drums
and the flag team directly in front of us, but we held back a little until
she understood what they were doing and then she walked right down main
street like she's done it all her life.
In three minutes she
showed all those horse folks what I've been saying - she was alert but
calm in a new situation. I think my favorite part of the day was right
before the parade. We stood quietly in the shadow of our trailer (it
was 90 degrees at 9am!!) while horsemen and women rode their spirited
mounts in circles until they were shiny with sweat, and we watched
quietly as horses pawed and chomped at the bit, then when it was time to
go we quietly walked on out to our place in line. I KNOW she is being
discussed today at the local coffee shop!!
Shane did a great
job with "Precious," and I just wanted to thank you again for my
outstanding saddle donkey! She took great care of me and I am confident
we will go many fun places together.
Lea Ann Thomas