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

May 30, 2012

There is Nothing More relaxing Than...

 watching horses munch away. I finished digging the gardens, cut the orchard lawn, fixed the snow blower so it's ready for next year ( hopefully not next month) and worked on a friend's lawn mower.

There is not much grass in the riding paddock, but enough to keep three horses going for 2 1/2 hours. Alpine was quite content to wander and eat. Typical horse, head down, tail up.
 If you look closely you can see Boots doing the same thing I was watching. Tucker lost a fair bit of weight this winter. We are keeping a close eye on her. She is eating good, been dewormed and seems to be doing better on about 2 to 3 hours on grass daily, along with her regular rations. She is now 23 years old which may be getting senior for a quarter horse. I hope not!

Alpine doesn't look too bad now that her winter coat is gone.
That black lump in the bushes is Boots, watching away. Can a dog have a compulsive disorder?


TexWisGirl said...

boots has been kicked in the head one too many times, bless his doggie heart!

alpine is SOOOO gorgeous. dang it!

jean@pilgrimscottage said...

I'm telling you, those horses are sure beautiful. Love the black sheen on Alpine. I thought I saw a dog's face sticking out from behind the bushes. Boots sure gives me a kick in the tickle bone over his horse watching.

Terry said...

Alpine looks great!

Lisa B. said...

Your horses are beautiful!

Bev said...

Beautiful horses... can you train them to eat the dandelions?

Bernadine said...

Great looking sleek horses. Gorgeous thick manes and tails. And all that green! I'm happy for you. What great photos. Thanks.

Michelle said...

Beautiful horses!