After discovering that Echo tends to yawn quite often, Mary decided one day to yawn right along with him. Mary has grown attached to Echo as she has trained him and helped him trust people. She has mixed feelings about seeing him adopted next month. (Photo courtesy of Mary and her mom)

 

A little tall for riding a pony, Mary is shown in the saddle while riding Echo. Getting the pony to this point has involved gradual, patient work. (Photo by Ed DuBois)

 

Getting Echo warmed up and getting him thinking at the beginning of a training session involves some lunging, a technique of leading a horse in a circle with a rope. (Photo by Ed DuBois)