We took in Hope and Grace a few months ago, and they have been doing very well! When we first got them, they were so bonded that we could barely take one a few feet from the other without them calling for one another. Now, they are able to go out, get groomed or exercised, and are just fine with leaving the other. A few weeks ago we began taking Grace out on the street and trail by Hanaeleh. Megan rode Grace while Elizabeth rode Tamahome, and the only issue was that Grace had a little trouble keeping up with Tama’s huge walking gait. Other than that, she was calm and did very well. So well, in fact, that now Emily has also been riding her out on trail!
We were afraidthat Hope would be a basketcase when we got back from our ride because her friend had been gone for a while, but we have been SO happy to see that she was pretty unconcerned about the whole affair. She did call a few times as we left, but then apparently decided that since Grace was gone, then she would talk with Ruby, instead. We are so pleased that Hope has grown to the point that she is comfortable with not having Grace within eyesight at all times.
Grace and Hope are up for adoption, if anyone is looking for a lovely little trail horse and a companion! Grace is wonderful for an intermediate or high beginner rider. Hope is not trained to ride, although she leads well and stands well to be groomed and for the farrier. They do need to be adopted out together, but hopefully there is a wonderful home out there that needs two adorable Arabians.