Saturday, December 12, 2015

'tis the season (for fall friskies)

So Brita's trusty mount Wick is notorious for getting dinged up in the field. He wants to be everyone's friend and loves to play. Previously his best buddy of choice was his twinsie* Willie, a nearly identical chestnut OTTB gelding. (*Sure there are a zillion chestnut OTTB geldings in the world, but seriously these two are only distinguishable by forelock - Willie has legit Fabio hair while Wick's locks are more subdued.)

Wick's penchant for collecting nicks and cuts and scratches and bumps is so well-known that we really ought to be keeping Brita in a constant supply of the Herbal Horse's Heal Quick...

But anyway, Bali recently moved to the geldings field in the hopes that the rough-n-tumble boys will teach him some respect - as his behavior in the lesson horse herd has become a tad unruly. Aaaaaand..... based on this pic Brita snapped, it's looking like Wick has a new bff haha.

play time!!

So.... uh, yea. 'Tis the season for cuts and bruises! Happy Saturday ;)

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  1. Fantastic capture - here's hoping there'll be no lasting nicks or bruises from their "games"

    PS: i am making my way through your posts from earlier his year and smiling such a massive smile at your epic spring adventures! Am almost at the end of May...slowly catching up!

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    1. ha - that's awesome! may and june were pretty awesome times for us, hope you enjoy reading!

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  2. That is Stinker! They tried a couple of pastures and he kept getting beat up because he was annoying everyone. He is in a pasture with all the butt heads now. Thankfully I haven't witnessed anything like that picture.

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    1. lol maybe Stinker and Wick would be bffs too ;)

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  3. Looks like they are having a blast! I actually get really nervous watching my horses play like that hahah (please don't injure yourself...I can't afford to fix you!)

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    1. yea that's pretty understandable... fortunately i've never seen any terrible injuries from play, but i guess it only takes one or two before you never want them to play again lol

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  4. Theo was getting the entire gelding group into trouble today, snorting and galloping around like he's the lead stallion. He was so studly I had to put a chain on his nose to lead him in and check every inch of his legs.

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    1. haha sometimes they just get a wild hair - or feel overly impressive or something lol

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  5. Is it just me or would you never see mares doing this? I had a gelding who, with his boyfriend got into more trouble than imaginable!

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    1. you know - i think you might be right. i see mares galloping around and cavorting, but very rarely those up close wrestling matches

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  6. Oh boy playtime indeed haha Glad to see you're still getting trips to the barn though despite still being bummy on one foot (: Hope the healing is going well and speedy!

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    1. thanks - i'm getting out more and more frequently now that i can walk, and am still very hopeful that this week is *the* week that i return to normalcy :D

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  7. Violet has to be turned out on her own, since she either gets beat up or turns into Alpha mare. I always thought it would be nice to see her playing, but it's all pinned ears and teeth, with the end result being a popped splint.

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    1. aw yea, popped splints are no fun! and my mare does *not* play either, ever. she'd rather have her hay lol.

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  8. As soon as the weather becomes "brisk" horses really like to rip around and play!

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    1. yup - and it's been sooooo pleasant around here lately, just cool enough for them to feel it but still really nice out. so they just play play play ;)

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  9. Holy smokes! Guess they're having fun lol

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