|These were taken after the chores were done. I do not care to|
take a very expensive camera out to shovel poop!
The ponies were not thrilled that I came out empty handed. They do not seem to appreciate my efforts to keep the pens manure and fly free. since the wind was minor I let Killian out and kept Sassy in with me, but did not chain the gate.....big mistake on my part.
The next thing I know Sassy is out the gate. She started off just grazing which was fine and I figured that since she was just grazing I'd leave her be. 2nd big mistake!
|One of the pastures, pens down below|
|Gorgeous sky over the other neighbors house|
I finally came to my senses and ran up to grab breakfast. Danny usually gets fed first, so he was unhappy that he was pushed aside. I ran back down with my bucket of hay cubes, went through the gate and here they came. I swear I thought Trax was gonna hit me at full speed! He was headed straight for me as fast as he could come, I set down the bucket and did my "OFF ME!" move and about ten feet from me he did a sudden swerve to the left and slid to a stop. They all came and stood in front of me, I gave them each one bite then headed to the pens. They got a little pushy so we did a lot of stopping and backing up as we made our way across the pasture. They know better than to follow to close. Good way to get a training stick in the chest! Crises averted I got everyone fed in their prospective areas, got the pens cleaned and then ran in to get my camera.
|Danny finally got his breakfast, that is Casper Mountain off |
in the distance, and if you look closely you can see the smelly
swamp/pond just past Danny. I hate the way it smells but it provides
me with pasture so I will deal with it!
Now for my secret confession: I really enjoyed watching my girl kick up her heels and have some fun. She is small but soooo athletic. I have always enjoyed watching her move. She has been in confinement since April, and I'm sure she was having a blast this morning. I kind of wish I had, had the camera with me. I look forward to the day when she is healed and we can really start her training again. Of course today I will round pen her to determine is she is limping again......lets keep out fingers crossed!