MAOBI HAS ARRIVED!
Yesterday towards evening the only horse transport trailer in Mali arrived from Bamako with my long-awaited new mount.
Maobi was surrounded by an entourage of four. His owner Erica and her husband Ed; M. Douiba, the co-ordinator of the Malian presidential horse guard and finally Amidou, the driver of the horse transport. Maobi's legs had been bandaged for the long journey, and when he was finally led out of the trailer onto the soil of his new territory it was with the care and attention normally reserved for a papal visit.