"I just want to be an Appy too!" After a roll in the snow, Luna jumps up all covered with the white stuff!
Luna gets so crazy on some of the cold mornings at feeding time. I would like to try to get a video of it sometime. While My Boy just stands at the fence and waits for me to wheel over breakfast, Luna will trot or RUN around like a banshee. I don't particularly like this as one of their frequented pasture areas is getting a well compacted and now a little icy.
There have been a lot of mornings with frozen icicle whispers! I need to trim up My Boy's one weekend.
I've been making Luna stand nicely at the fence while I pour their morning grain into their tubs. Luna gets hers first, because she won't wait and would start eating his. My Boy will now stand off to the side a bit and wait for his. Luna paces along the fence (right in front of My Boy, sometimes about taking his head off as she goes by!) Or as I'm pouring the grain she tries to get her head over the fence and bobs and fusses and is generally very impatient. I put up my hand and say "Whoa" and as soon as she stands calmly (even for just a few seconds, to start) I will push her tub under the fence. In the past I just tried to get them the grain fast to avoid any scuffles between them but then I realized these little things we do can create bad habits and there is no reason she can learn to be rewarded for waiting calmly for a few seconds!
My handsome boy!
More than anything, my girl just needs to be worked. Maybe next winter I will be able to board her for the winter. I actually could have done it for a few months this winter, but being pregnant.....realized it wasn't the smartest option because I'd rather spend the money when I can actually ride her! I'm not worried, she's just barely 3 and next summer will be a continuation of her education.
I had fun taking photos of my horses in the snow! It makes such a lovely backdrop for their colors and adds a lot of light in the photos.
I hope your 2013 is off to a great start!