Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Foxy and Rascal's First Ride

Technically there was no ride, but I finally had the camera with me today!

Foxy was getting her front hooves trimmed.

Rascal climbed up on my Shoulder. Lately Rascal has been sitting up on Belle as she eats her grain in the aisle because Mr. BPA has been going to work early and staying late (she misses him) so instead of riding around on his shoulder, She sits up on Belle. Rascal also appreciates the warmth coming off of Belle for Belle's noon feeding because Belle will have baked in the sun for a few hours first. (Side note #1 -- Belle is now getting three feedings of her Senior, oil, Alfalfa cubes because she started resisting the amount of oil needed for her EPSM, but she is back up to 4.5 cups a day:)
This is Rascal nosing Foxy. (Side note #2 -- I can't see the screen of my camera when I take pics, so its a little close and blurry)Foxy was on the walker with another lead rope to imitate cross ties while she was being trimmed. Rascal wanted to jump on Foxy's face, but since she had never been on Foxy's back, I did not know how Foxy would react and I did not want to have her jump all over the trimmer, so I waited for a break in the trimming.

Foxy doesn't seem to mind (Side note #3 -- Rascal is the first living creature on Foxy's back since she threw Kid #2 and gave him a concussion)

Rascal decided that the shifting of weight for the trimming did not affect her and with 32 degrees (heat wave) she would appreciate the sun warmed brown of Foxy and the heat from her own Black fur.

Lady was getting frustrated with Foxy being busy, so she came over to get her nose into everything (Side note #4 -- Sunday Lady was dragging the sled around by the handle. She was having a great time, but as soon as I got the camera, she dropped the rope, what a stinker! Yes, my baby is dirty. -32 is too cold for even spot scrubbing and with her insisting on laying flat out daily for her naps, she is a pig!)
The trimmer was really suprized that Lady was not weaned and that Foxy allowed her to nurse. He thought that it would make her too big. (Side note #6-- Censored)

Have a nice day.

1 comment:

  1. That is so cute, Rascal up there! My sister has a cat that I think would love to jump on for a ride on my horse. I wonder what my horse would do? I would just worry the cat would claw or scratch the horse if she freaked out or jumped down.
    The horses look fuzzy and happy and warm in all that snow!