Monday, December 1, 2008
Baby, It's Cold Outside
After Thanksgiving the weather has gotten a bit cooler. Now, the mornings are in the 40's. That might now sound cold but that is chilly compared to 70. Even the animals notice the chilled weather. Friday morning Ozzie was playing with Prince. Prince is my father in laws draft horse. Prince is about 19 months old. He is a beast. But a sweet beast. Prince is a lot larger than Ozzie. So, Ozzie has to let Prince know who's boss. Ozzie was pushing him away. Ozzie learned a lot in the round pen, move Prince out! When ever prince would turn around and face him, Ozzie would rear. I wish I had taken a picture of them rearing. Then they would play death defying games, by running like mad men around the arena posts. Just a slow canter. And then all of a sudden. Full speed ahead. Ozzie sure showed that big foot some real speed. They took off down the return ally and then around the pond. Ozzie was slowing a bit around the pond, but nothing stopped big old Prince. Prince took a short cut in front of the pond. And what happens when two rowdy boys start running around like crazy? All the mares have to run around like crazy too. It had down poured the night before and you can see all the water splashing up.Madonna is almost 2, and she was a bit more reserved than those crazy boys. She followed in at a trot. It's so fun to watch the horses get frisky in the cold. Now riding one of those frisky critters is a whole different story.