Brinley got to sit on her future pony for the first time today! She was really studying Ella, touching her mane and cooing to her. It was adorable! And in typical Ella fashion, Ella had her ears turned back towards Brinley, listening to her and not moving an inch.
I've been really impressed with Ella as she's been introduced to more kids. Kyler loves riding and brushing her, and she's always aware of where he's at, never getting close enough to accidentally step on him.
When I'm on her she's on a mission. She's wondering where we're going and what we're doing, always looking for the answer. She's very forward which can lead to the pony trot of death and anticipating the lope, just wanting to cover ground. The moment I hop off and put a kiddo on, she does a 180. When I ask her to go, she hesitantly takes the first step forward and goes into babysitter mode. She's got a sixth sense with kids, and it's one of the reasons I love her so much!