Monday, January 7, 2008

7 January 2008

Sorry for the confusion but Eb didnt go to his new home yesterday, he is still here, we just gave him his first lessons. Stan and Valerie still have to section off a shelter and few acres for him in the pasture that they have because he is still a stallion and one of the other horses they have is a mare, who has the same daddy as Eb, so that would not be a good idea putting them together LOL. Anyway because of this wonderful Indiana weather they just havent been able to get it done and finished (not taking into account the expense!!!) so Eb is staying with his brothers until they can get that finished, hopefully we will get better weather. The shelter is the biggest drawback because they have to build a complete new shed. I will definitely be upset when he goes but I know he is going to a great home and joining two of his siblings.

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Have you ever wondered how far away you have to walk around a horse who kicks so that you wont get taken out? Well here is Miss BB giving us a perfect example of how high and far those legs will reach and believe me they do it with major force, this would definitely be a head shot if there was someone there. The good think is that NONE of my horses kick anything other than each other when it comes to pecking order, but I am always cautious about letting them know where I am when I walk around them. This was just exhileration after being cooped up for a few days. You can see the snow is gone and the mud is back and they made the most of it!!!
And more exuberance and mud LOL not very pretty pictures but I could sit and watch my horses playing and interacting all day. We had amazing temps today, in the 60s and tomorrow will still be warm so I have left them all out tonight, hoping it will rain and clean them all up a bit LOL, but tomorrow night the temps are going to drop to around freezing again so I am going to be shovelling poop all day tomorrow I suppose and making the most of a very small load of sawdust, should buy me a few days of dryness and comfort for them anyway.

Nothing exciting to report, had a bit of a down day today. Thanks everyone for your visits, I dont always get to comment on everyone's blogs but I am trying to keep up with visits. (((Hugs))))



Anonymous said...

It should rain later tonight so if they are out then it might wash some mud off, but then there is a cold front coming in so that might be tough on them outside and wet. Do they still have those metal curry combs? I remember we used to use those to get the caked mud off and eventaully the rest left was akind of dust.

Those horses are nice and having a ball.

CG said...

Wow, that's some kick! i am more scared of being kicked than i am of being bitten. i always try to make sure i talk to the horses when i'm around them and i was taught to place a hand on their rump if I'm passing behind...luckily most of the horses I deal with are not kickers.
Hope you feel less "down" {{HUGS}}

Lulu said...

I am continually amazed at the shots you are able to capture! Awesome kicking shot!

photogchic said...

Looks like some muddy fun! Great shots as always Lori.

Mike said...

Hope you stayed away from the wild weather. I would say the horses like mud really well! Great shot Lori, it always amazes me the activity you are able to capture. I drive by a horse on the highway and all I see is them standing still. You must have active horses or get them riled up!

Strawberry Lane said...

What great fun your horses are having! And isn't mud wonderful!

After the rains on the West Coast, we've been wading in the stuff ... deep slippery clay!

Love your photos. I can see what fun it would be to just watch your horses frolic!

Anonymous said...

{{{BIG HUGS}}} Lori, hope you're feeling a little better today xx

That's one big kick! I don't move fast enough to get out of the way of a horse kicking like that! I can't get over how much mud they manage to get all over themselves! :o)

Rising Rainbow said...

I don't know what to be more impressed with, the mud or the kick. LOL You had great timing on that shot.

They do look happy out there even if they are muddy!

Our weather is cold here, snow at night that melts off in the morning. I'm freezing!

Hope you are feeling better.

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