Barn breakthrough

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I’ve been riding a little bit more this summer, because I decided that the fact that Chico won’t even get out of the car at the horse barn can’t stop me from enjoying Dakota.
Today was the third time in 5 days that I’ve gone for a ride without Chico. When I got back and was putting the horse away, and the saddle away, etc., I opened up the crate and when I walked away from the car Chico hopped out and followed me.

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He was cautious to say the least, but he helped me put Dakota back in the field and stayed out with me for the last 15 minutes of the visit.
I almost cried from happiness.
And just then our friends Ellen (human) and Maggie (canine) showed up to meet us, and all four of us went for a very nice hike in the woods. Then we sat around our cars and picked ticks off our dogs for a few minutes.
I had such a nice morning it was disappointing to remember that Monday is my vacuum-the-whole-house-at-once day.

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One Response to Barn breakthrough

  1. riverdogfarm says:

    YAY!

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