Note: This is the 3rd mule that Nancy has purchased from Rancho Santiago!
Traveler arrived safe and sound (as I knew she would). Mr. Myers and Margaret were going to spend the night, probably in Springfield, and head back to Texas tomorrow.
Traveler's pictures don't do her justice, she is much more beautiful and seems really sweet. I know I'll love her just as much as John John and Honey.
Could not let the season pass without wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the best New Year yet!
Also wanted to let you know how much joy my mules have brought to me. Canyon Trail Traveler is the most wonderful mule and we have really bonded. I renamed her Tess and she now answers to that name so I think she likes it! She meets me at the gate when I go to the pasture and if she happens not to see me coming all I have to do is call and she comes running. She is so patient with my funbling to mount--my knee is still a problem and may continue to be. Because of this I am unable to ride High Pockets John so he is living at the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. This is a facility for troubled boys 12 to 17 about 100 miles from me.. They have an excellent equine program--teach not only riding, but horsemanship-- and the men in charge of the animals and wonderful. They have horses and mules in their program and they love John John as much as I do and he LOVES all the attention. He has a buddy molly mule named Ruth--she is as big as he is.
Honey is still one of the sweetest, gentlest creatures ever put on the earth. She and Tess and my jenny Casper are in a pasture together and get along perfectly.
I understand why you thought so highly of Canyon Trail Traveler (Tess) and appreciate being entrusted with her. I couldn't have done better!