Charlie after a day at the office!
Saturday afternoon, I took Andrea, the lady that is doing the research on the McEvers ranch, to what I think is the old homestead. We left out from Ted’s, where the horses are kept. Andrea did a lot of looking around and the jury is still out on weather or not this is the location. We found some interesting clues, a cave or two and what is left of an adobe building, but there are still unanswered questions.
I got a chance to visit with Andrea about the significance of the McEvers ranch. There was a solider that died there on the ranch and no one has ever found his grave site. That is the real thrust of their effort is to locate this grave. We did not find anything to indicate a grave so, the hunt continues.
Charlie is going to stay an extra week or so because of the bad weather we have had. I want to make sure he is shinny before he goes back to his mom and dad. I’m hoping that they will be able to come out a couple of times before he goes home so they will know what he knows. I know that they are both horse people and am sure they won’t have any trouble but, my methods are different then what they have seen, I’m pretty sure.
Charlie continues to do well. Like all young horses they will take a few steps back from time to time in there training. That’s why is so important when a horse comes home that a training program continues. To make a solid horse, trail or otherwise, takes the magic pill, time. It’s not like a car where you tune up the engine and you don’t have to worry about it for 100,000 miles. Most horses will settle with time, in the way they react, or not react, to things that happen to them in our world, but it all takes time. Having said that Charlie is really ready for home. He has the basics and now just needs to get out and see the world. With the skills he has, his owners will be able to handle just about any situation that comes up, and will have the tools to fix any problems that Charlie may have the rest of his life with them.
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