I finally got to bring home Snickers - yay! I met Barb at Phantasy Arabians at noon and got Snickers all ready, then she loaded him up and followed me to Jill's house! He seemed pretty excited to be there. I led him in and let him go! Cowgirl, the mare there that always picks on Flash, started doing something interesting - she wouldn't let Snickers anywhere near Flash.... In fact, she was so preoccupied with keeping them apart, she let Flash alone to eat. I guess that was nice. Either way, I spent about an hour watching them. Flash was kind of wound up and kept whinnying at my family's horses in the other pasture. Cowgirl took a couple of opportunities to back up to him or chase him off, but one time when he was eating she threw a kick at him and he kicked back harder. Neither of them hit each other, but after that the dynamics changed and Cowgirl seemed to cede to Snickers. Other than that, he ran around a bit and explored. I was a little worried since he hasn't been out in a pasture free to roam. If he was out, it was when he was worked or on the hot walker. However, he was having a lot of fun running around it seemed and was slipping quite a bit, but he seems to have figured out that's a bad idea.
Of course I was a worried mom all night, but when I got over there this afternoon he was doing great, albeit a bit dirtier. And, when I fed them, Cowgirl came to get the first bite but ran off with it as soon as Snickers approached. He didn't have to challenge her! It seems that he's the top now, with her in the middle, and Flash is still at the bottom. I even got to pet them both at the same time without anybody chasing anybody else off - I think Cowgirl is afraid to challenge Snickers where he wants to be, but won't challenge me, so I got to have them both next to each other for a moment :) I had homework and met with Naomi from SWIT&DR for the first time, so I didn't get a change to work with them, but it made me feel good to know they're both doing ok there together. Tomorrow I'll have to bring Snickers over before lessons and ride him.