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

March 1, 2010

Miss Innocence

Don't let the look of contentment fool you! She has just caused me 3 hours of work when I'm supposed to be celebrating the Canadian effort at the Olympics.

I weighed her yesterday and found her to be 1162 pounds! The hay rations were cut back a bit, which she apparently did not like. Her weight on my wooden gate broke the top 2X6 and three of the vertical 1X6's, which meant, basically, a gate rebuild!

I don't know whether this is a yawn of contentment  as the temperature today is +8C, or the old "horse laugh" as she thinks she has won this little episode. Tomorrow is another day forcast to be well above average, so, if I can't cut down her rations, I will work the fat off her! There is still enough snow that I can get her lathered up!

She is an inquisitive horse. While I was doing the rebuild she had her nose on the drill and saw, and kept trying to tip over my nail bucket. It's hard to work with horse breath down your neck. Her other favourite game is to sneak up on my wheelbarrow and tip it over. Not so funny when it's full.I've learned to keep one eye on the work and the other eye on her. The other two horses are content with just sleeping in the sun

It wouldn't be that she is now a teenager in horse years, would it? (Send hate mail to -->   X).  Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Gregg said...

That is one big horse. My wife and I use to have horses when we lived in the extreme NW corner of Calfornia. How I miss that life.

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Priceless picture! Hmmmm, teenage horse huh... absolutely.... she will settle down when she is maybe 22 or something. :-) She sounds funnnn!

Julia said...

Oh I know all about the rebuilds... Except my horse eats through the wood walls during the winter. I have some heavier weight horses too but they are BIG. Like 16.3+ hand horses. Hoover's with hooves. :)

Kim said...

Some horses are like that. I had one that broke through the electric fence - she'd just lean on it, taking the zaps, until it broke. We turned it to it's max - didn't matter!
Re: the mice. Our Ruby hunts mice and rats, too. She leaps in the air like a fox and pounces - quite the huntress - she eats them, though, unlike yours!
8 degrees -what bliss!

Melodie said...

She looks like she is laughing at you!