Saturday, April 3, 2021

HAPPY EASTER

 

 
All I Needed to Learn about Life I learned from the
' Easter (Bunny )Horse'!

 


Don’t put all your grain in one bucket.

Walk softly and carry a big carrot.
There is no such thing as too many treats.

All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

Some body parts should be floppy.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hair/hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like apples on trees.
Keep our hooves off others treats.





Good things come in small packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else' s paddock.
An Easter bonnet can cover the wildest mane.
To show your true colors you have to come out of the stall.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey... molasses flavored stud muffins.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Blue

"Mr. Blue"

 

Today is Blue’s 24th Birthday. We’ve had him since he was a youngster of 4 years old. How time flies. What can I say about Blue that I haven’t already said? Blue is one in a million. He can be stubborn and grumpy, but he also has the ability to make us laugh all the time with his antics. There has never been a horse we’ve known who is as funny as Blue. Let’s not forget how smart he is, like the time he knew I was going to ride him, so he hid behind the run-in shed and peeked out once in a while to see if I could find him. Or how he refuses to let anyone interrupt his daily naps. This would include being braided at a show while lying down or having the vet administer shots in the same prone position. Blue marches to his own drummer and doesn’t let anyone stop him from doing what he wants. A horse with a mind of his own, he’s always been Mr. Personality! 


He’s showing his age a bit with arthritic hocks and Cushing’s, and he is slowing down a bit, but he’s still our Mr. Cool Dude. Happy Birthday to one of the best horses we’ve ever had the privilege to serve. 

 



I think we should rename this  celebration: "The Festival of Perpetual Treats"


Quote for Today 

On the first day god created horses, and on the second day he painted the good ones.

Monday, March 1, 2021

A Little Indoor Fun

This past weekend we took the horses down to the indoor in pairs to let them stretch their legs a bit.  With all the snow we've had they basically just stand around and eat hay out of the hay baskets and are generally "pasture potatoes."  They may occasionally mosey to another field, only to find there's still snow there too. Then turn around and come back ever hopeful that tomorrow there will be grass.  

This video is of Hanz and Sami.  Sami got a little snorty and nervous but he did get some exercise.  He's like the little kid that doesn't want to let go of your hand at the playground.  Sami likes to be on the lead line and directed.  He kept coming over to me and then running to the door asking if we could go home yet. 


 
"Hanz & Sami"
 
Next we brought down Blue and Rosie, this is about as excited as they got:
Blue stopped in front of the jumps then decided to go around each one

"This looks like work"

"Nope, not falling for that"

"Just moseying around"

"No Rosie you can't eat that!" Rosie: "Well it looks like grass but has no taste"
Rosie followed me over all the jumps and wherever I went.  It was like having a shadow. She even trotted over a few. Good girl Rosie!

 
"Whew! That was quite a workout!"

And Blue still retains his title as this barns laziest horse with his daily 11 a.m. nap.

Quote for Today
 Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
 

Sunday, January 31, 2021