We could not have asked for a nicer weekend. Mother Nature must have been in a really great mood. Not only was the weather in the high 40s, it was sunny and bright--and on top of all of that, it was actually the weekend when people have time to frolic. So on Saturday, guess who was plucked from the pasture for a little mosey down the trail?
Christine was on QTee, I was on Lilly, and Bill decided to take Freddie. I tried to get a picture here of Bill leading Freddie without a lead rope. Freddie was just happy to amble along after Bill. One time Bill was walking Freddie just like this and unknown to Bill, the saddle had slipped around Freddie's belly so it was hanging underneath him. Gasp! But Freddie kept calm and carried on, walking along as usual. Would Lilly have been so calm in the same situation? Doubtful!
With all the snow, the horses aren't running in as much space as they usually are. So it is so nice to give them a change of pace and scenery. We heard not one complaint.
Up by the old Harris house and the Big Pasture where Freddie usually spends his time, he had a moment of weakness. He stopped ambling behind Bill and started to wander to the gate. He looked into the Big Pasture and then back at Bill. And back at the Big Pasture. And back at Bill.
It took him several seconds and some cheerful encouragement from the humans.....but he turned and came back to Bill. That earned him a treat from Bill's pocket. (Bill, the closet treater.) It was so funny how all eyes were on Freddie for a minute. Would he take off like a shot for the BP? Or would he stick with the little herd? Herd wins!
I took this picture to show you how Lilly's ears usually are on a trail ride. Here she is carrying me and following two horses, the same horses she's probably trying (and failing) to boss around all day. Her ears are making her look pretty sour. In the next picture you will see how they change when two people appeared on the road ahead of us.
Now's she interested!
Back at the barn the other horses lazily greeted us. An entirely fabulous lounging day. For more views of the day, check out this video that Bill made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDS-vI56btI
Looks like someone is shedding! Surely Spring is on its way!