Sunday, October 31, 2010
Mystery was the second horse to come to our farm in Missouri. It was discussed that Angel needed company. Horses being herd animals really are not happy all by themselves. Just as I was in the thinking mode on how to find horse number two, Angel's original owner found us, introducing himself and saying he had Angel's half sister for sale, if we would like to take a look at her. We drove from Sikeston to Perryville and met the pretty Bay Fox Trotter, Mystery. She was somewhat wild acting and ran all over the place. She knew something was up and she had an idea it was about her. After riding Mystery the deal was set and we planned to make the pilgrimage to pick up Mystery the following day. Angel and Mystery had been raised together for several years so when we got the trailer hooked up we decided to take Angel along to welcome her sister to her new home. We arrived to pick up Mystery and pulled down the window cover on the trailer and what a racket began between the two girls. Oh my, they seemed so happy to see one another. I do not know what was said on the way home but once out of the trailer Angel let Mystery know she was the queen and Mystery was just a step child. The two horses get along fine even though Angel is the head mare and Mystery is the smart one. I honestly do not know how that works out in nature but there must be a reason for it all. Meeting up with Mystery made for, "A Painting Day".
"Mystery Girl-6x6-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre