K is for Kicking Up Your Heels

I’ve mentioned before, Astrid really wants the lead mare spot. It shows during the times of silly horse play…sometimes she’s playing, and then, she gets serious in her attempts to over throw Queen Ruby.

This series started out as the Girls having fun, kicking up their heels with a weather change that brought sunshine and a warm wind after a cold snap…then it turned to, well, just watch Astrid’s facial expressions, compared to Ruby’s. πŸ˜‰

Started out like this...after a helathy canter from the back of the pasture to out front.

Started out like this…after a healthy canter from the back of the pasture to out front.

Since it was warming up, every one had some ice down their spines…right in that divet we affectionately call their “starvation pudge”. πŸ˜› A roll helps scrub that ice off, and scratch the itches Mama misses.

Popping up from a roll, and ready to go!

Popping up from a roll, and ready to go!

Ruby’s just enjoying the weather, playing…Astrid’s like “Ima kick her butt!” I love seeing Ruby in the air like that. We make fun of her for being our “Fat Girl”, but Girl can move!

Ruby still hasn't figured out that Astrid's a little more serious about the game...

Ruby still hasn’t figured out that Astrid’s a little more serious about the game…

Ahh, now that she's turned around, she's figured it out...

Ahh, now that she’s turned around, she’s figured it out…

Astrid: "UhOh!! I'm in for it!"

Astrid: “Uh Oh!! I’m in for it!”

"Little help, here, Mom?!?"

“Little help, here, Mom?!?”

Of course, I’m not offering any help. I’m too busy taking pictures and laughing…and if you look at Ruby, she looks like she’s amused too.

"Help meeeeee!!!"

“Help meeeeee!!!”

Hahahaha!!
Nope.
I figure if Astrid really wants to challenge Ruby, she best be prepared to take her lumps. Ruby, however, is totally unconcerned here. She knows she’s the Queen.

But, just in case Astrid forgets, all it takes is Queen Ruby to walk up, and off goes  Astrid.

But, just in case Astrid forgets, all it takes is Queen Ruby to walk up, and off goes Astrid.

K is for Kick Up Your Heels.

Sharing with Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday.

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8 thoughts on “K is for Kicking Up Your Heels

  1. Amy Woods says:

    I love seeing the girls kick up their heels!! So much fun in the snow!

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  2. artmusedog says:

    Wow! Wonderful action shots of the beautiful horses!

    Happy Weekend coming to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  3. Gattina says:

    That must be wonderful to watch them !

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  4. It’s fun to watch them figure out whose the lead mare. I had a mare years ago who could just twitch an ear and get the whole herd nervous.

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  5. Teresa says:

    The life of a horse… Nice story.

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  6. Ames says:

    I think the cold weather must make some animals feisty. My two dogs chase each other like a bat out of hell.Funny to watch.

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  7. Anita says:

    Lovely pics. Great conversation πŸ™‚

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