Thursday, February 19, 2009

They're a Gang Again

I went outside on my lunch break to clean stalls and found the horses sweating under their blankets. It was originally supposed to snow all week, but will be in the 50's the rest of the week. I might actually get to ride a horse or two this weekend.

Anyway, I removed all the blankets and put the horses together in the paddock with the gate to the round pen open. I was getting a kick out of watching them re-establish their pecking order and friendships. There was a lot of activity going on. For instance, there was rolling...

and more rolling...

bucking...

and Simon Says drink water from the water troughs.

There was yawning...

and more yawning...

and a lot of peeing going on...

7 comments:

Laura said...

Great pics! Love the yawning ones...

:-)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Once the blankets come off they seem to love nothing better than a few good rolls for the itchies. Love the yawn.

fernvalley01 said...

Happy ponies!!

lytha said...

thanks for the pictures, it's so fun to enjoy their antics with you. even when an antic is drinking together: )

my horse would love nothing more than a roll on nice dry fluffy ground but for him, it's all frozen solid crusty, pocky mud. not very fun to roll on, and very difficult to walk on.

your horses are lovely, real eye candy for me.

i think of your neighbors watching, and what a good role model you are for horse owners - your paddocks are always clean, your fencing safe, and your horses the perfect weight. just pretend the neighbors are taking notes on horse care as they watch you, learning.

~lytha

Victoria Cummings said...

My girls are dying to get out and roll in the dirt. If we had dirt - it must still be there under that ice. Glad your herd had some time in the sun. Love the pictures.

Cheryl Ann said...

They look happy to be outdoors in the sun!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Simon says....ROFLYBO!! Thanks for the laugh, NM.
The yawns were too funny. I can never catch my mare doing anything as funny. She never sticks her tongue out either. I think her nickname should be Miss Manners. lol!

That photo of Lostine on her tiptoes preparing to roll is so cool. If you didn't know she was rolling, you'd guess that she was doing a ballet move!

~isa