I backtracked and spent several days teaching her basic ground work while staying in the pen with Honey Jo still right there. That seemed to help me gain her trust, so I can now take her away without her losing her mind. She was able to think about what I was asking, but was still clearly concerned about being separated from her buddy.
Yesterday was the first time I worked with her where she didn't spend at least part of the time neighing at the top of her lungs for reassurance that her buddy was still nearby, even if she couldn't see her. I consider it a huge stepping stone!
Other happenings: It's the last month of school when all the teachers try to cram in field trips, concerts, performances etc. We had Kid 3's orchestra concert yesterday. Wednesday morning I watched the majority of kids in Kid 4's class shiver as they listened to various outdoor presentations given at the Mountain Man Rendezvous. It was 36 degrees, windy and sleeting/raining/snowing. Most of the kids were dressed in hoodies. One kid was wearing shorts. Crazy!
And finally...it's prom week. Kid 1 and Kid 2 are both going. Both dresses are ready. My computer is being overcome by the sheer number of hairstyle and nail polish design websites that are being perused.
Stable Boy informed the boy that is taking Kid 2 that he needed a haircut. Apparently the kid took him seriously, because I learned yesterday that poor child did go and get his hair chopped off. He claims it wasn't due to Stable Boy, but...sigh.