Random Horse Pictures

Girl's looking a bit round! Enjoying that grass alfalfa mix a lot!

Girl’s looking a bit round! Enjoying that grass alfalfa mix a lot!

Sweet Astrid. She tough to get pictures of, because she loves to be close to people. Everything I have is her walking towards me. :)

Sweet Astrid. She tough to get pictures of, because she loves to be close to people. Everything I have is her walking towards me. 

I’ll have to put on my 18-55mm lens and see if I can get some close ups of her while she’s beside me.
Funny story about Astrid…on Monday, Hubby started the tractor to clear snow, and knowing it was going to be another cold night, I figured I should add more straw to the shelter. Well, we have small bales of straw, and, unfortunately, in the deep freeze, they froze to the ground. So, here I am, trying to pull this straw up from the ground by the twine, when the twine snaps, and I’m flat on my back in frozen horse crap. Yay me!!

Astrid walks up, looks down and me and licks my face. LOL! Yup! Horse tongue, while I’m trying to get up. All I could do was lie there and laugh! At the same time, I have Cookie, Sable and Ruby milling about because “the hay lady’s down!” Realistically, I could have been stomped, but it was just so darn funny, me lying in poo, Astrid licking me, and the other 3 in a tizzy. Okay, maybe my sense of humour is a little odd. 😀

Harmony at the feeder.

Harmony at the feeder.

So nice to see all four, heads down in the food. To think, only 12 days ago, Astrid joined the herd, and there was chaos. Everyone has adapted very well.

She's such a big sweetheart!

She’s such a big sweetheart! ❤

Sable has been very good about letting us clean the ice balls out of her hooves. This morning, she had snow packs, because we’ve a little break in weather, but nothing that we had to get out asap. So I just let her eat, and took pictures.

My lovely Paints.

My lovely Paints.

These 2, not so much, with the hoof cleaning. Cookie has very little understanding of lifting her feet, so we’re working on it. Ruby knows what I’m asking, but doesn’t have the experience to lift automatically. Again, we’re working on it. It’s things they need to be taught, but, it has to be done with care and patience. Simply because, it’s so important to have a horse be good about picking up their feet.
Astrid is a dream about her feet. She lifts by command, and stands beautifully. It helps that she’s very willing to please, but it’s also a testament to the time and training our friend put into her.

Cutie!

Cutie!

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2 thoughts on “Random Horse Pictures

  1. Toosh says:

    I love the ‘hay lady down’ epic story! I was out loud laughing, -not AT you of course,-but at the hilarity of how they responded to the situation!! I totally get it! Licking your face–Astrid coming to take care of you–what a nurturer she is.
    It’s a bonus that she is easy to take care of, being so well trained, since you opened your Farm to her to help. Makes it all the easier to have her around.
    Hope your back is ok!! Glad it was frozen and not fresh…!

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  2. Teresa says:

    Love the adventures in haying. At least when I do that kind of thing, the goats aren’t as big.

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