Monday, March 19, 2007

Time for a horse video

I think perhaps we're finally going to be able to put Chief, the paint, out in the pasture with the others.  He seems to be finally learning to play "horse politics" properly.  And he now knows where all the electric fence is located.

This video begins with Blue, Libby, and Chief, the new guy.  We removed Tude at first, and Sassy is in the box stall recuperating. 

The first horse to show ill will toward Chief was Libby, the baby of the bunch... my little sweetheart.  After that performance, she comes to the camera as if to say, “Aren't you proud of me?  Didn't I do good, chasing him off?”

When Tude is turned in with the others, he shows his true colors, and we find out Blue is equally a villain here.  Obviously the two geldings like to gang up on the new guy.

This is all normal horse behavior.  When Chief finally learns to keep his distance from the group, they'll gradually allow him closer until he's an accepted member of the herd.

If you don't care for Doc Watson's singing, feel free to turn down your volume.



6 comments:

mccine said...

Thank You.When they run Chief off, are they snorting at him , or just the head wag, and trot menacing enough to make Chief get away from them ?I am addicted to your horse tails oops tales. Annie

geocachelinda66 said...

Awww poor Chief, I'm sure they will all be friends soon.  Linda

csandhollow said...

they will get along sooner or later

tendernoggle said...

Hey Mosie.....that song was one of Danny's favorites! He could sing it too!
I loved the video...loved watching the horses!
love ya,
carlene

lanurseprn said...

Wow they are really showing him who the bosses are!  
Pam

suzypwr said...

Slow beginning, then definitely two thumbs up!

xoxo