Friday, March 16, 2007

So, what did we do about the horse problem?

This morning when daylight came, I wasn't at all surprised to find electric fence down, and Chief in a place where he didn't belong.  Time to figure out something different, and Cliff, as usual, came to the rescue.

Chief is going to be by himself, but not in the pen where we've been keeping him.  Because that's where we'd like to keep Secret, my Jersey heifer.  Cliff put $30 worth of seed there last fall, and a horse would have all the new growth killed in no time.

Once we had Chief where we wanted him, I put Blue with him for a brief test.  They did the usual horse-style getting acquainted, including much laying-back-of-ears and sniffing; then they got along fine.  So it's Tude who is the problem, just as I thought.  While Blue was there, he inspected the round pen Cliff has been constructing.  There was a huge pile of sand there that will eventually be the bed of the pen, and Blue just had to play king-of-the-mountain.

Chief only watched.

I brought Blue up, saddled him, and rode to the Missouri River after Cliff went to work.

Not a bad day at all, even though I had hoped to go to Branson this weekend.



csandhollow said...

Somehow I figured that Blue was not the problem at all. Maybe try putting Tude in there with just Chief.

marainey1 said...

Your Blue is such a nice horse.  He is a lover for sure.  It looks like Spring has come down your way.  'On Ya' - ma

bookncoffee said...

Always love your pics with the horse ears in the pic.  
Seems like the Missouri was doing fine.  Very pretty.

fowfies said...

Yes, we have lots of horsey help here too, lol.  They always have to know what is going on, they don't want to miss out on a thing.  The round pen is looking good, coming right along.  I like Chief, he is a pretty horse.  Paints are Shelbys favorite, especially the black and white.  Poor chief, standing off and watching, he looks like the new kid on the block that just wants to come and play too.  I know it has been very frustrating and trying to have that fence down so many times.  I hope the new arrangements will make less work for you and Cliff! Looks like you had a nice peaceful ride with Blue.

bnanajm said...

He is so silly.  Almost like a cat we know.  :o)

helmswondermom said...

Blue sounds like my kind of horse!