Well yesterday was a beautiful day. Rick spent most of it plowing snow, slush, and horse poop (he scraped the paddock) and I cleaned the barn. Things are looking a bit grose around here...you know, the dirty winter snow season, ick! There is also a considerable amount of ice around so we all have to be careful where we walk and forget about any notions of ground play or riding without risk. The horses had some fun chasing him on the 4 wheeler and following me around regardlesss though, they seem to know where the safer areas are. I also spent some time grooming the horses (Whiskey constantly gets his mane tangled up and it seems to spiral together--anyone know how to keep it from doing this?) and trimming Lola's hooves. (With my back still a bit sore, I couldn't do all three horses' hooves.)
Anyhow, Lola is so funny! When I was grooming Whiskey, she showed up and butted right in, pushing him out of the way and looking at me curiously. When I would brush Fosse and Whiskey, she'd shove right in and ask for a scratch or a brushing too, looking at me with those sweet eyes (even though she was also thoroughly groomed). If you haven't figured it out already, we were all together, no halters, just the truth! And the truth is, they wouldn't leave my side. :)
Fosse was hanging around too but moreso enjoying hanging out and sunning himself. Then, when I was trimming Lola's hooves she spent her time doing one of three things: standing still allowing me to work, backing up and looking at me like "what are you going to do about it", or standing still, letting me trim but licking my back and playing with my sweatshirt. LOL I told you, she is a character! I still have to have the horsenality profile done and have decided to use it on Lola but not until summer. I contacted Parelli and they agreed that I should wait until I get to really play with her more.
Today it is much colder than yesterday (or perhaps just feels that way). It is fairly icy out (although I did take Morgan for a walk this morning after my workout). The horses are happily eating and chilling out and Rick and I are in the house, enjoying old black and white movies. Have a great weekend everyone. Until next time...