This story would not be compete without a word about the girls who adore taking care of Scipion and Blanchette. It started with Awen, 9 years old and passionate about horses. In September 2019 I met Awen walking with her parents, expressly to pass by and visit Blanchette and Scipion. We became friends and Awen started coming to give me a hand with the various tasks of horse care. Later Linsday, also 9 years old and crazy about horses, came on the scene. Lindsay's family moved into the house next to the pasture, so it was easy for her to come give a helping hand. Often it was Awen and Lindsay together so the two girls soon became friends.
But these girls aren't only interested in horse care , they are also very interesed in horses riding. Both of them have taken lessons and are serious horseback riding students. They were both anxious to mount Scipion who had already been saddle trained, and so this presented an opportunity for Scipion to keep current his saddle training, and to keep in shape thanks to the exercise that would provide. I have little ridiing experience and not much desire to get in the saddle, so here was really an opportunity.