The girl reached out to touch the animal, but pulled her fingers back before making contact.
“It’s okay. Just gently rub her nose.” He showed her how to do it. Cherokee continued to eat. “We have three more to meet.” He led her to a sleek black mare. “This is Crimson. She’s a sweetheart.”
This time she reached out to pet the mare on her own. However, Crimson appeared more interested in him. She used her nose to push at him.
“Play nice, Crimson.” He laughed. “Let’s go see the other two.”
Jake and Taylor approached them. “The spotted one is Cougar, and the brown one is Cheyenne.” Even before the child could take a step, Cheyenne came over and stuck her nose down toward Taylor and blew a whinny in her face.