Thursday, November 28, 2013
Brrrr, we are having a frigid and wintery Thanksgiving Day!
Thankful for.....endless curiosity.
Thankful for....a loving and comfortable home for my brumby.
May your stomach never grumble
May your heart never ache
May your horse never stumble
May your cinch never break
Happy Thanksgiving to you.
Posted by baystatebrumby at 4:23 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I was wearing a million layers of clothes. Although Saturday was a heat wave compared to Sunday. On Sunday it was so bitter and windy that I didn't even ride. Gusty wind is too much. I did go over and groom Lilly and gave her some carrots. She did not seem to be cold at all. Bill said: Of course she's not cold. She's being a horse!
On Saturday night as the weather became wretched, Bill was up all night with Bucky the donkey who was colicking! He was so seriously colicking that Bill thought he was going to die! It is with great relief and joy that I can tell you Bucky got better! Bill kept him on his feet, walking up and down the road in the pitch black dead of night. He gave him maalox and something else that I forget the name of. He called the vet who gave him advice and called three times in the night to check in. By morning, Bucky began to nibble an apple. So even though Sunday was bad in terms of weather, it was very joyous in other ways.
Is that crazy? I don't think so.
Here is a little clip of us cantering on the way home: just click here.
(what greets you when you have a notoriously mischievous pet rabbit)
Hope you are all staying warm and have cozy plans for Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for.
Posted by baystatebrumby at 6:50 PM
Monday, November 18, 2013
What a fine looking brumby! This weekend my brumby had the benefit of a complete foot evaluation. Bill and I studied her feet extensively. Then Bill gave her a series of little trims.
So after getting her feet trimmed, even the most miniscule of trims, Lilly often has a hard time walking around on Bill's driveway. Saturday was no different.
We went back and forth from the barn to the ring several times to see how ouchie her feet were. Barn. Then ring. Then round pen.
And the ring. The truth is, Lilly has the strangest feet. They are complicated. In Bill's long history with horses, I don't think he's ever encountered feet like Lilly's.
Once again, she ended up with shoes on. Oh, excuse me--I mean her Cinderella slippers.
The bell boots come in handy so Lilly does not pull the new slippers off her own feet while cavorting in the pasture.
Bill and I were deep in hoof analysis when Brandon came by to say hi. This means the kitchen reno at home had come to a standstill!
When we were leaving, I saw my brumby cutely peering over Ruby's back.
Sunday when I got to the farm, Lilly was lounging around.
It is not very often that I even see Lilly laying down. I think it looks adorable. I think she is smiling a little.
The aftermath of laying down in the dirt and manure is that Lilly's white fur ends up looking kind of bad. When we got into the barn, I thought my brumby smelled a little like pee.
The easiest way to get rid of all that messy fur is to get out on the trail!
It was raining slightly. But it made for a creepy and mystical forest.
I have never known a little water to upset the animals. Lilly was having her usual gobblefest out on the trail.
As we skirted the Big Pasture, I had to sing loudly to scare the bears away. Later when I was singing at home, Brandon assured me that it would indeed be very scary to any bear in the vicinity. Hmmmm.
At the Winter Pasture we had to wait a few minutes before the horses out there thought we were safe to approach. They looked at us skeptically and only started to run toward us after I screamed BRRRRRUUUUUUMBEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ!!!!!
Once they showed up, they were very friendly ad curious. To see (and hear) the squealy reunion, you must watch this: Click here!
And, if you'd like to see the beautiful, non-domestic creature in Bill's son's back yard, then you will want to click right here!
I tip my hat to the snowmobile crew who keep the trails (some of them anyway) so pristine and usable!
Posted by baystatebrumby at 7:36 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Until next time, Happy Trails.
Posted by baystatebrumby at 9:50 PM