A new saddle for Jennifer equals a new performance event for Basil. Today she tackled Western Trail.
Surprisingly, rats are not particularly adept at trotting over ground poles. First we had refusals.
Then she had to taste the poles...
And sit on them!
Things got worse before they got better. For a while I doubted she would ever catch on.
We decided to take a break and regroup.
The rat wrangler gave Basil a pep talk...
and a quick refresher course in ground pole technique.
Basil said a little prayer...
and crossed the poles like a champion!Yay, Basil!