This almost could have gone in Rescue or Training, I guess. Barn owner took possession of a small pony last night. Weve been looking forward to it, a little palomino mare who has spent the last couple weeks in a post sale quarantine barn. In a PSQ stall. And I guess all they did was feed her because she is Totally Skittish of people. Apparently shes one of those who is okay to handle once you get a hand/line on her.. the trick being getting anywhere near her. She is in a stall with independent turnout into a pen, and would come in for hay, but blow Out if anybody went toward/ near the outer door. She would come in while I was in that stall, again for hay, so long as i didnt move in my 1/2 of the stall. She was congenial with the much larger mare on the other side of a gate diving the over size stall in half, stealing hay until given more & better of her own. She did come up to the wall when the hay was put in a rack. Spectators were like a bunch of Kilroys, just eyes and noses peering over the aisleside wall at her, trying not to scare her. At least we think its the palomino weve been expecting; she gave herself the total-body mudpack facial right after arriving, and is Covered in steelgrey mud, since yesterday was the first above freezing day in a week+. I was texted earlier that she has been introduced and out with the barn's resident sawedoff cassanova mini gelding, and they were getting along fabulously. Im sure she will be fine once she figures out we/people arent 'horse-eating monsters'. Either shes shy from the horsesale manhandling, or the broker 'negelcted to mention' her wallflower (turn & run) disposition. It will be interesting trying to gain her trust, but shes in a good place to let her guard down And trust. I promise to post a pic as soon as we get a lead and brush on her, and some of the mud off.. Or if the chance of t-showers forecast tomorro does the job first.