Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 17, 2010

It's Going to be a good day!

You just know that its going to be good when you wake up in the morning and the outside temperature is 0 C! A huge bonus happens when you go out to feed the critters and you see a large black lump on the driveway and find it to be a calf moose having a nap. The cow was about 15 feet away dutifully watching over. It was a little too dark for photos so I left them alone, hoping that they didn't meander up to the horse paddock. Also, hopefully they will have moved off before riding time today.

Yesterday it was also warm, about +2C so we saddled up two of the horses and went for about an hour and a half's ride in the fields back of our place. 360 degrees view from the top and about 25 miles in all directions. The two older horses were very well behaved, as they were together. The younger left at home one worked herself up pretty good as she too is herd bound.

I did groom her and walked her about a mile, then put a bridal on and barebacked her for another hour. Not so well behaved witha few unplanned bounds through the drifts on the side of the road. It felt pretty good at the time, but now I feel like I have been wish-boned. The horses aren't the only ones out of shape.

Decisions for today. Go for a ride? Trim 3 horses feet? Watch Olympics? Do flooring in the spare bedroom?
Too many choices, I'll probably have a nap! :0
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