Sunday, November 8, 2009

Panama's new playmate!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I've had a busy week, and as a result I actually forgot some of what I was planning to blog about! Luckily there is always something exciting happening at the barn, so I don't have to worry too much about catching up.

One of the developments over the past week is that I've found a playmate for Panama. It's a gelding about the same age — Voodoo is nearly 5, and Panama turned 4 over the summer — and just a little bigger than Panama. They played together for a bit on Wednesday, when I met Voodoo's owner — we were both thrilled to find someone else at the barn who believed in playtime! I didn't have my camera with me that day, so I made sure to bring it when we met up today (Saturday) for some more playtime.

It was a gorgeous day — it was in the high 70s, maybe even 80 — perfect for a play date. I got tons of photos, as well as some great video footage. I compiled the best of everything in a fun music video. Enjoy!

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At November 8, 2009 at 3:12 AM, Blogger susana said...

That was awesome! Panama is gorgeous and so happy,seems he loves to lead the way, cute little buck half way.Voodoo is beautiful as well.Wish mine would do that more often but Paolina is so laid back, tends to carry on munching her hay when spice has his mad moments galloping and bucking in the field, mind you she doesn't take her eyes of him tho for one second lol.

 
At November 8, 2009 at 4:21 AM, Blogger Kate said...

What fun - thanks for the video - Panama's got a nice lead change on him - including the one time where he threw in a buck/kick out at the same time!

 
At November 8, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Susana, you are right, Panama does like to lead! I've seen and heard of him getting all the other horses stirred up and running at the other barns we've been at. I think he really liked having a buddy to run with again!

Kate, I was admiring the lead changes too. My trainer commented when we turned him out just the other day how frequently he was changing leads. I think it's all the more impressive when you consider that he knows which one to pick up when someone is riding him -- in other words, he knows he is changing leads when he plays and is doing it deliberately. I love seeing how freely he moves when he's playing!

 

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