Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Where the green grass grows

All of the pastures lack good grass this time of year, but there are several non-pasture areas at the farm that still have lovely grass and even some clover. Lester would prefer to stay in his stall and be fed hay by the flake full then be out in a barren pasture during the winter months... He is ALWAYS ready to come in- after a few hours of being put out he is standing at the gate and hollering and chasing any car down the fence line for someone to come get him. Can you say lazy and pitiful? So I always try to give Less some good grass grazing before putting him up for the night. He has always been pretty well behaved about being left in an area to graze with or without his leadrope on while I retrieve the other horses or do other horsey tasks. The only times he has been bad and ran off to a place I didn't want him is if I allowed his buddy Polo to graze with him- Polo can be the biggest sh*t sometimes! Grrrr

I love how the girls will hang out and chill while he grazes. Hah even when they aren't chill and they are playing and whizzing by he couldn't care less, there is grass before him.

"I've got my eye on you"

So get this. I rode PonyManFuzzyLegs Lester yesterday and he felt pretty goodish:-) He wasn't tripping over his feet like he did last Thursday and even had moments of roundness and self carriage- I wasn't asking for it, it's just something he does from time to time and I love it! We did a little bit of trotting because I wanted to practice my sitting trot a bit- my substitute for an Ab roller or other Abs machine:-) So needless to say I was happy with Pony and even though we almost stepped on Miss Pnut'so it was a good ride. And you know what occurred to me and wondering how could last Thursday's ride be SO different from yesterdays? Well last Friday, the day after my ride it POURED and rained all freak'n day where as there is no rain in the forecast for a while here... So I know rain affects people with arthritis and other ailments so I'm thinking it affects Lester too.


Anonymous said...

That makes a lot of sense actually. The science for how weather affects our bodies isn't all worked out yet, but there's something to it.

Grey Horse Matters said...

He is such a good boy. Our guys and gals stay out all day whether they like it or not. Even in the winter. If we leave them in they howl and protest and throw halters and blankets and buckets down the aisle. They are spoiled brats.
I'm sure the weather affects the horses too, it has to do with the barometer rising and falling. I know this old lady feels the weather changes.

Stephanie said...

Yes that does make sense at least it does to me anyway.

I love that pic of Limo - Kaiser has the same "look" of keeping an eye on something or someone suspicious.

allhorsestuff said...

That sounds like a lovely ride!Sweet!Glad the Nut did not get scwashed.

I totally believe that the weather manifests in us(and our animals) mentally and physically so. Seeing so many customers...and having been in a stable with many different horses, you notice the similar happenings. I take my own polls on this and have concluded that yes, it does!

Callie said...

You're probably right, why wouldn't it? Glad you had a nice ride, though! And he was such a good boy!

Laura said...

I think you are right - kinda makes sense.

Glad you were able to ride a bit...

Nice green-ish grass - enjoy it!

Natarojo said...

I've never really thought of it that way before. He may have just felt off with the ugly weather coming in. I sure know I do!

cdncowgirl said...

That makes a lot of sense, especially when you also consider animals tend to be more "in tune" with nature.

Sugar208 said...

Heck now you know why us Washington peeps are so grumpy most of the time. Rain sucks.:)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Cold and damp affect me too, so why not horses. So glad you had a great ride on fuzzy leg Lester. lol!

Naughty Polo being a bad influence, eh?
Sure wish we had some of that green grass here, but it won't green up until our monsoons in July/August. sigh.
For now it's just dry and suty..and windy.


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