Thursday, October 09, 2008

Today was pretty non-eventful. All we did with the horses was take them to different pastures. John led Bella (and totally loved her) and I followed with Scout, then took Mack and Soxy to their new spot and got Tonka to put him back with his little herd. Basically the two groups just traded places. We're supposed to get a snow and rain mix tonight and I wanted to make sure there was adequate shelter. Soxy may end up out in the cold if Mack won't share. We'll have to see how that goes, I may have to keep Mack by himself. That doesn't seem very nice though, he'd be lonely.

Wee man following mama:

Feeling frisky in the new pasture:
(He is huge!)

Mack was pretty excited too, did a bunch of running, sliding stop, pivot, etc. Showing off his performance breeding. Here he's just showing off his big butt and kicking up his heels.

This is a blurry picture, but I love when Tonka does this nice balanced trot.
Speaking of Tonka, he did the neatest thing yesterday when I had Bella out. Scout was slamming his chest into the gate a bit, not pleased that his mama was in the round pen. Tonka chased him away from the gate. At first I thought maybe it was just because he wanted to stand there, but he didn't. I don't know if he knew he was keeping the youngster out of trouble or what. I think he did. He had to chase him out of there one more time, then they went off and did dumb gelding stuff. Tonka has broken two of my feeders now, picking them up and dropping them repeatedly.

The Big News: I sent off Bella's title request today! My vet signed it for me yesterday, and off it went. Finally...

3 comments:

Hans said...

I still am nuts about Scout. I love that little guy!
I wish he was mine!!!!

Andrea said...

One of these days I may get tired of him and ask you just how much you really mean that. :)

arlene said...

Scout is so very cute. He looks like a little draft horse. Did you know that his mum was preggers when you got her?