Artwork by Adolph Schreyer
Well, I guess my Arabians come by it naturally. Not only were they desert war horses, but also camp guardians.
As such, Phantom (like my mare) is very aware of changes in his environment. He's not as flighty as was Kiyara, but he still notices.
For example, the railroad ties around our new outdoor arena. Yes...one look at the corners marked by wooden ties with traffic cones, and he was: "What's that?! That wasn't there before!" So we made the rounds, since each corner needed to be examined individually -- not to mention the planters set between ties.
What a goober!
But we did a little trot work outside to finish our day. The sand footing makes the horses work a little harder and focus a little more because of the extra effort. Looking forward to cooler fall days spent outside on our new footing.
Desert tent horses. Gotta love 'em. :-)