Friday, December 23, 2011

Home for the Holidays

For the first time since May, Jaz and Daltrey are home. Although not anywhere near recovered from the drought, we felt like the land could tolerate them for a week or so. I have the sheer joy of being able to look out my windows and see ponies pigging out or playing, and I can walk out and spoil them any time I want. Bliss.

Both of them walked into the trailer calmly the first time, with no bribes needed. This was Daltrey's first ride while tied and he rode like a champ, despite the fact that there was nothing in the hay bag to keep him occupied. This was also his first time to be backed out of the trailer. He hesitated and wanted to come back in when that first hind foot hit air, but he listened and exited quietly.

 Not great forage, but certainly better than it was.
 There are a few patches of winter rye like this.
Jaz kept heaving huge sighs.

Mostly, it looks like this.
This is mostly clover with other weeds,
some of which they eat, some not.
But there are still quite a few places that look like this.

Turn the sound way up.
I've never seen him eat so fast.

I have off the week between Christmas and New Year to enjoy them.
Maybe I'll even take that dirty grey one down the road.


Sherry Sikstrom said...

So nice to have them home! what a treat for you ! Merry Christmas

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hooray! They looks so happy to be home again.
Your pasture looks worlds better than ours...not counting the fact that my horse has not even seen the ground for over 23 days now due to snow that just keeps falling and won't melt, the only time we get any grass growth is for a few weeks in late July and August. The rest of the year, the pastures are brown and mostly dirt.

Enjoy your ponies and give them a few carrots for Christmas :)


whirlwinddals said...

Wow, what a lawn mower he is!

Merry Christmas!

AareneX said...

Fee wants to know why that silly horse is wasting time with CHEWING???!!!

Good to see them "at the green", even temporarily!

aurora said...

How fun to have your boys home, and have time to enjoy them! A wonderful way to spend a holiday break. Merry Christmas!

Laura said...

What a great present to have your boys home for a bit! Enjoy going out and spending time with them!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas present! I swear Daltrey is going "Nom Nom Nom!" :) Merry Christmas!

Rising Rainbow said...

They look happy to be home. Merry Christmas!

davsgirl said...

Yay! Nothing better than looking out the window to ponies in the yard. :)

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