Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bucking Broodies

I came home tonight and found that Little Miss Thai has pushed over the panels and was loose with Classy. Now this isn't a problem because the arena is big enough that they can get away from each other, and they didn't have feed to fight over. I keep them penned separately because they are fed differently and I want to make sure what I set out for Classy get INTO Classy!


When I pulled into the driveway, they were standing quietly. I changed my clothes and headed out to the arena with the wheelbarrow and when I came around the side of the house, all hell broke loose!

Both mares pinned their ears, ripped around the arena, bucking and farting, kicking up their heels. It was insane!

I set the wheelbarrow down and watched. There was no way I was going in with them acting like idiots!

After a few minutes they calmed down, so I crawled through the poles, reset the panel to the pen, lured Classy into the pen, then set the pin. I crawled back out of the arena and the girls started in again...making faces over the panel, bucking in place, fussing at each other.

Once I dumped the grain, they set to eating and the fuss was over! I know this is normal behavior, but I get such a kick out of it, I just had to share!

5 comments:

oregonsunshine said...

Ah silliness! It's good that both girls are feeling good!

moosefied said...

It makes you feel good when they act like little fillies, doesn't it?

Karen V said...

I just love watching them! I do the same thing when I turn everybody out on pasture...I just stand and watch them! It's a BLAST!

oregonsunshine said...

How's Thai's leg doing?

Karen V said...

If you were see Thai's leg, you'd probably ask "Is her ankle a little puffy?"

That's it. It looks like a normal leg with a little bit of "puff". I found a healing cut on the back of her pastern. No proudflesh, thank goodness, but that's probably what was causing it. Sort of like getting a papercut and having your whole arm swell up!