Saturday, February 16, 2008

First Day Out

I worked Maddy yesterday and was able to turn her out in a small paddock for a couple hours. She did really well and it was nice to see her as a dirty horse. She must have rolled at least 5 times. She just kept touching her mouth to the ground and rubbing on trees. She didn't know what to think of the small pony that was next door rolling and frolicking. It was a beautiful day. For the next week, my goal is to get to the barn every morning and do the same thing. Hopefully by the end of February, she will be fully transitioned to outside life again.

11 comments:

20 meter circle of life said...

Freedom,,sweet freedom. How long till you can back her again? Congrats!!!

Tracey said...

She'll be feeling so good to be out there, I'm sure her entire attitude will improve for the better.

Mellimaus said...

Awww, that was a cute video. She's really SUCH a pretty mare! She has such a pretty color, and she moves beautifully, too. She looks like she's very happy to be out!

On The Bit said...

Now that was a happy horse!

Foster Communications said...

It's so nice to hear you sound more positive about Maddy. I do know you love her. I hope you are soon celebrating success and overcoming obstacles. :)

EquineSpirit said...

Awwwww...she looks like she had fun. Your video really upped my spring fever level though...LOL! By this time in the year it feels like winter will never go away. It's snowing again ta boot. :{ Ugggghhhh! LOL!

Molly said...

Just a beautiful thing to see your girl outside enjoying the day. She's a perfectly lovely mare.

Rising Rainbow said...

I think time out is exactly what she needs. I know mine are lunatics when they've been cooped up and they haven't been locked anywhere near as long as this.

Twinville said...

Gosh! What a gorgeous horse! She looks very content being outside to play.

As a new horse owner, I have a question, though.
Your mare's back hip looks sort of 'off' or loose. Is it just because she's out of shape from the winter, or does she have some history?

Our new horse comes home next week! But I never tire of seeing ou hearing about other's horses and their own experiences.

Great Blog!

Deanna said...

I love that video! She is so cute. It's so nice to watch a horse being a horse from the comfort of my warm bed. :)

Deanna

Anonymous said...

Your horse is so beautiful! I am 12 and I all so have a horse. His name is Zipp. It is hard to make a comitmint to an animal but I'm sure it will work for you.I've made comitmints to my horse and when I follow through with them it shows Zipp how much I Love him!
So this is for Zipp!!!!!!!!!!!!!