' Easter (Bunny )Horse'!
Saturday, April 3, 2021
' Easter (Bunny )Horse'!
Friday, March 26, 2021
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
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.
|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.|