Monday, March 17, 2008

They Were Silly Horses!


A bit more of the snow has melted since this pic from last week and it has begun to dry a little. Still muddy, but I've seen it worse and the horses have been dieting now for just over a week, so just prior to dinner time, they were getting silly. Over the past several days, both of the girls have been looking out towards the now melted pasture and pining away. This evening I found Kola jumping, bucking and rearing all around the arena area. Good exercise for her as far as I'm concerned as she is the one who needs the weight loss regimen more. Surprised to see her able to kick up her heels, funny enough. And both rolling in the mud. They will be greatly disappointed this year as I plan to re-seed the pasture, so there will be a delay in letting them out for tastes of grass this year. I do start them out slowly as I do not want them to founder, especially with new grass. I admittedly made a mistake last year as towards the end of the year, when the pasture had already seen it's better days and there really was no grass to speak of, I let them stay out 24/7 and it made it quite difficult come winter to lock them in. They were very unhappy about that. This year they will be brought in every night and kept in on my weekend shifts to work. That way the transition in the future will go better. I think they may want to argue that plan, but too bad, I'm the boss!

6 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

Given their choice, 24/7 would always be their plan, but they don't always know or care what's best for them.

Mrs Mom said...

LOL I can just imagine what the Girls will be Telling YOU there Mom!!! ;)

Bet they had a blast romping and playing and getting just downright muddy yucky.... Ya got a mask to wear for when you clean them? (It beats blowing brown gunk out of your nose for days on end! LOL)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Are you really the boss, or do the girls let you think you are? As soon as the grass comes up really well in order for no one to over do it, we put grazing muzzles on all of them, which they wear pretty much all summer. It cuts down on their intake of the grass, but they do look silly.

Molly said...

But are you sure you are the boss? ;)
They suffer so.

Callie said...

Mikael, that certainly is their plan. I'll get video of them when I first let them out. Garrenteed hilarity!

Mrs.Mom, It's be disterous cleaning, maybe I'll bring home a mask from work....LOL


Naw, they come running in to a whistle, every time. Just have to stand ready at the gate.....LOL...

BarnGoddess said...

Scooter gets crabby when I shut him in....too bad for him!

your horses sound like they are characters.