Monday, November 13, 2006

grazing with the horses

Today I tried a couple of new things with Libby:  First off, I rubbed her all over with a white plastic bag with Coke cans rattling inside it; she didn't like it much at first, but settled right down after a few minutes.  Then I got her near a leaf-blower, to see how she'd handle the noise.  She didn't raise much fuss about that either, unless I let the air blow on her; and even then it wasn't that strong a reaction.  I'll repeat both exercises daily until she shows no fear at all.

Later I went out onto the orchard-grass pasture where the horses are grazing these days and sat on the ground to watch them.  I even laid down, part of the time.  Blue and Libby came right over to check me out; they knew this wasn't usual behavior for me.

Cliff is pretty sure there's plenty of grazing for the four horses to last until December first, which is really stretching the pasture season here in Missouri... especially after the sort of near-drought we've had this year. 

13 comments:

lordofbutter said...

I want to spoon Libby, she's tooooooooooooooooo cute.

siennastarr said...

I never get tired of looking at your pictures of Blue and Libby..  They are both beautiful horses.. :)

Jackie

astaryth said...

Never too many pictures of the darling Libby! I'm soooo enjoying your adventures with the baby!
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jawojnar said...

Love the pictures...The horses are so beautiful.
June

dbaumgartner said...

I love those pictures.  The horses are just lovely and what a great angle!

Deb

marainey1 said...

Laying in the grass sounds heavenly...what a way to spend time outdoors.  Cold and dreary here today, but not raining.  'On Ya'  - ma

bnanajm said...

I never get enough of pictures of your horses.  They're gorgeous.

And no, you don't need to wash your sneakers.  You'll wash all the 'Mom' off them.

:o)

magran42 said...

These pictures are stunning.  They are wonderful.  The last picture makes me know that I could sit in the grass there for a very long time.  So peaceful looking.

magran42 said...

These pictures are stunning.  They are wonderful.  The last picture makes me know that I could sit in the grass there for a very long time.  So peaceful looking.

madcobug said...

Those are great pictures. The grass does look good , you would think it would be all brown on account of the cold weather. Hopefully you woan't have to use a lot of hay. Helen

fowfies said...

I love all your pictures, but this entry...I especially love!  Horsie face pics are always nice to see...they really love you, you have a way with them for sure. :)

lanurseprn said...

Love your pictures of your babies.  They probably wanted to make sure you were ok.  
What do the exercises do for Libby?  Build trust?
Pam

fmgruber said...

If there's just enougth grazing for the gorses, you better stay off it then. LMHO.