This week I took Tru out on the trails again . Rode Pop, lead Sarah and he toddled along. We were about 1/3 the way through our ride and I looked back and NO Tru! Sarah ws looking back too. Ok so I Know he will wander off trial but not that far. Hmm? I stopped and called to him , I, we, heard him far off. Then very quickly he ran up to us and we moved off. Wasnt sure what had happened but it was all good so we went on. Then again he did the same thing and I caught him out of the corner of my eye just stop and go the other way . Calling out and running back. I was baffled. We Pop , Sarah and I, stood , listened , called, and in less than a minute he was back at full speed. I let him suckle off of Sarah while we gathered out thoughts. Nothing was different about the ride we were on.. what could it be.
Then the third time and he was gone back even farther and calling out. I called to give him a point of reference to come back to and it dawned on me he was missing his Granny who always up till this ride bringing up the rear. He was looking for her. He is very attentive to all who is where in the herd members while turned out, Most especially Granny.
He was really tuckered this time, came flyin back to us. We held hard for a minute or so to gather our brain and began our ride again. I was hoping this was the last ventrue, It was. I think he finally realised she was not there and he best stick with us. We as a team , Pop , Sarah and I, saw him through his Moments. Points for us!
What did I learn ? well among other things… Tru is RBE when change happens.” The sky is falling!!!” He REALLY Likes patterns to fall into to keep him settled. Facinating to see him develop. I see LBE as well but that is the kid in him . Mouthy, curious and funny!
Lets face it he is a mixed bag. He loves to dominate at play! Gets all huffy when tired, like a kid having a stomping fit!
Great Kid number 5! Or 6 if we include hubby!
Stay tuned for more Tru adventures!