I will merge these posts when I get to a computer (I’m on my phone.) Forgot to mention that since flashy Jazzy is gone, Reba took boss mare position in the herd. When I went to bring Cello in today she wasn’t too thrilled, tried to keep up separate. Twice today Cello watched me run her off/boss her around, and I could see the wheels turning in his head. He is so smart, and extra sensitive to the herd dynamics (remember he spent 5 years in the wild.) I think he definitely realized I was higher in the hierarchy than Reba.
Here’s his quick write up from the adoption: