Mucki looks lovely (and SO WHITE
Yes, he's 7.5 years old now and still his legs remain greyish. I think it will take another 2 years or so until he is really completely white
. Oh I will miss the change of colours every season
and the place looks great (OH THE GREEN,
and the long running paths)
i love it that you have so many diverse places to just hung out or play together
It is the first video of the new barn, isn't it? Yes, the place is very nice. Although not nearly as nice as big as other places we have been. But they have a beautiful view over the valley and rotating pastures to graze. The long path you have seen in the video connects the paddock and barn with the lower pastures. Some of the horses are being fed extra rations and therefore the horses are called to the barn in the morning and the evening. Our horses get only a tiny bit of minerals, but those two times the all race each other up the hill. It is a nice routine and they all get quite a workout in the process
Also the water and hay is up on the hill, so they actually do migrate a lot. Now that the weather has cooled down, they spend muich more time on the grass, but still I can see a slight weight loss on Mucki due to the extra movement he gets. It's not like those paddock paradise concepts, but it gets close...
i had to watch twice to see you wearing Egon... do the horses act differently when you are with him?
i wonder what is Egon's take of that...
Well, as you said, Egon blends in nicely when I carry him like that
. So Mucki doesn't really take notice of him, I think. And since we have always watched our distance when playing like that, it doesn't feel any different at all. Of course, I'm more wary and take extra care that Mucki only rears in a safe distance, but, as you can see in the video, he's doing that nicely.
I'm not sure to what extent Egon realises the horses at all at this time. He sees them of course, but he has yet to discern them as anything special. And, when carried directly on the body, he's usually asleep. But I wonder what kind of deep, early memory may remain from all this? He certainly does register the smells and sounds and movements after all...
i hope your toe is better, (i too had a bad heel and the guys had to be more patient and careful with me for a while... almost gone now).
hugs to all of you
Thank you, Anat! My toe is getting better. It is still deep blue and swollen, so right now, I have only two kind of shoes I can wear without pain. But one of them is my stable shoes, so everything's fine