Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So much for my resolutions?

I may have been doing really well getting out to the barn frequently right around New Year's, but unfortunately that trend didn't continue into the first full week of the year. The only time I got out to the barn last week was first thing Monday morning, to take Panama's blanket off. I even missed getting out there this weekend and the beginning of this week! So today was the first time I'd been out there in a while.

Panama seemed happy to see me, but he was definitely a touch wild from not being handled for a week and a half. He also was a mess — Monday's snow is melting, and he quite happily rolled in the mud sometime earlier today.

I spent some time grooming Panama. The mud was caked into his fur — it was even on his face! This picture doesn't do it justice, but my cell phone was all that I had on me at the time:

My horse all muddy

The slush and mud in the back pasture made it too slippery to lunge him, so I only chased him around a little — and even that not for very long, because he kept slipping. Then I decided to practice loading him into the trailer, but that didn't go as well as planned — I'll explain in my next post.



At January 17, 2009 at 9:15 PM, Blogger Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Looks like you had a chocolate dipped pony! lol :)

Winter is hard on us who like to see our horses clean and shiny, isn't it? :)


At January 19, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Ha! Yes it is. Particularly if your horse has large areas of WHITE on him.


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