Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pasture Switch

I moved some horses into the pasture that was vacated by our moving day last week. I wanted to let the pasture they had been in rest for awhile. The horses acted like I had dropped them off on the moon for a few minutes after I turned them loose in a different pasture. They acted sillier than when we've moved horses to our new farm. All we did was walk down the alley that separates several of the pastures. We walked from one end of the alley to the other end, it took less than a minute.



Asterik, George, Gus, Winston, Faune, Romeo and Chimano cruising around their new pasture. This is only 11 seconds or so because the zoom on my camera decided to freeze up. It does this from time to time and it is very annoying.



This is the really big pasture that is about 40 acres and they explored every inch of it. After about 30 minutes of trotting, cantering and galloping around they then went to check out the horses on the other side of the fence. They've been sharing a fence line with Johnny, Rampal, etc. but of course both groups acted like they had never seen each other before. After all they were looking at each other over the opposite sides of the fence now so it couldn't possibly the same horses! Eventually everyone realized that they had indeed looked at each other over the fence many times.



They also now share a fence with the mares and Cuffie. The mares completely ignored them and are continuing to give them the silent treatment. I'm not holding my breath that this will last although I'm enjoying the silence. I predict hearing many mare squeals at some point! Cuffie was trying to lure someone over to the fence but apparently a memo has circulated around that Cuffie just acts cute and sweet until you put your face over the fence within biting range. Then the pony teeth come out! This is Cuffie's favorite game in the world.



Changing pastures is the most exciting thing that we've done in the last few days. No runaway lawn mowers, no rocks, no plumbing issues, it has been downright dull. I could get used to this!



George, Asterik, Romeo, Gus and Chimano


Chimano, Winston, Faune, Gus, Asterik, Romeo and George



Gus and Romeo



George



Winston found the little stream that feeds into the pond and immediately got in and began splashing


Faune showing off his trot and pointing his toes


Chimano leading Romeo and Gus through the woods


The three grays heading off to explore; Asterik, George and Gus




Faune, Winston, Romeo and Chimano acting like they have never seen this place before




On to some other horses; Clayton, Rocky, Kennedy and Stormy having a group nap


Harmony and Cuffie grooming each other


Silky showing us how windy it was at times


Maisie


MyLight having a nap


Rampal is another one who does the "dog walk" to roll on the other side



After he was done he went right back to grazing


7 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful pictures, as usual! They always make me homesick! ;)

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Heaven for horses! You have a wonderful place!

Cheyenne said...

fantastic!

Kate said...

We used to do a lot of pasture changing and it was always very exciting - great pictures!

Vivian, Apollo's Mom said...

Love the three greys going off on an exploration!

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LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Looks like you have wonderful grass right now. We're just starting to get green pastures and the horses are chomping at the bit to get out there and eat! Nothing but rain this week and as I type right now....it's hailing down softball sized balls of hail! I went to get feed today and they were inside all day because of mudslides and thunderstorms....last night it got down to 30....Tony had just put away all the heated water buckets....well they came out again. :( Hopefully spring will be here soon. You're so nice to provide so many great photos and videos of your residents for their owners. Everyone looks so happy!