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

August 23, 2013

Finally, Some Horse Time!

The last couple of days are the first time in about a month that I was able to get out and ride. Today was Biz's turn. The monster mulching machine had just done the pipeline right-of-way just down from our place. I took Alpine down the trail two days ago, and she was awesome. There were a few things that she was cautious about, but we worked through those OK.

 The path is very well chewed up dirt and wood chips from the mulcher, and was generally great for footing, although a little slippery in spots.
 Biz had no trouble with this giant, horse-eating sample box. She went right up to it as if she saw these things every day. Alpine had to be talked by it both ways.
 After the ride i hosed down both horses since they were both sweaty, Biz from riding and Alpine from running up and down our fence line. She doesn't like it when I "steal" her herd mate.
The look in the eye says that 1 1/2 hours was enough for an out of shape horse.
  Biz was not co-operating for the photo shoot, so here is one more of Alpine.


TexWisGirl said...

alpine's looking a bit plump. :) some good grass, there!

Alica said...

That looks like a great place to ride!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful, black, sleek horses!!

Willow said...

Well it's about time you got back in the saddle ;)
Biz is such a handsome horse.
Glad you enjoyed the trails together.

Mary Ann said...

What a great place to ride, whether or not the horses realize it!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful horses - and I love the perspective between his ears - I almost felt like I was along for the ride (besides which, horse ears are kind of cute)

Michelle said...

I like the shots looking forward behind the horses head! Nice!

joyce said...

gorgeous horses...and great scenery to boot. I've had the out of shape, had enough of this nonsense look in my eye before too.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi! Thanks for signing up as a follower, nice to get new blogs to read. You have a very nice blog and very great landscape.
Your horses are Beautiful.....

luckybunny said...

Well someone is looking extra fabulous right now! Wow!