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 27, 2013

More Horses and Things

Hot. +1C  and sunny! What better day for a ride? It was Alpine's turn and she was not impressed by being forced to get up and do something. It will be a while before we get to ride in the paddock due to excessive snow, however the roads were good and not too icy.

 I even let Alpine trot for about a mile! She is a trotting devil.

My outriders were away. It's hard to leave them at home. We did manage to wander up to a moose at the crossover. I figured it was going to get exciting, but Alpine listened to me (from Defcon3 level). There was a whole bunch of stiffening, but no attempt to flee, fortunately. When they are loose in the pasture and a moose shows up, there is panic, running and blowing. Good horse! she trusted me.
Sorry there are no pictures of the moose because I wasn't sure what was going to happen. It was safer just to be prepared and not to complicate the issue.

Before playtime, I took the opportunity to use the snow blower to get rid of some big drifts in front of the trailer. We may need the room. There is the possibility of a heavy snowfall on Sunday. Hope not!
Only 21 days till Spring!!!!


5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, good girl, alpine! pretty as can be and brains, too! :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

+1 huh? Downright balmy weather you're having. That encounter with a moose must have been something - good Alpine!

Terry said...

Well done, Alpine!
She looks mighty pretty in red.

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

Alpine is gorgeous! Always love the beautiful pictures on your blog. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Willow said...

Alpine really is gorgeous Ian ...where can I get one like her!