On impulse two years ago, and because Chi has been so delightful, I had a bout of insanity and bought a package deal of two young Canadian mares and a broodmare who dropped a healthy little colt. The oldest filly is just coming old enough to ride now, and having turned 4 this spring we’ve started her under saddle. I’m taking everything I learn from Chi and putting it towards training the new guys, and so far “Nifty” has taken to everything like a duck to water. I gifted her to Gab last year when she decided to get back into riding again, and they’ve developed a bond that is swiftly becoming as solid as anything I’ve ever seen. The first time I swung a leg over her back she put her head down with a soft eye and was happy to be led around like she’d done it all her life. Gab said she looked like she was about to fall asleep. This is what they talk about when they call Canadians docile!