Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A New Routine

The weather around here has turned wet and cold. A sure bet that Fall is over and Winter has arrived. Because of this all the horses have started their wintertime routine. In at night and out in the day. It gets dark early so they are in the barn by 5pm. I worried that Sammy would become anxious with the longer hours in a stall. However, she is showing no signs that the change in her routine has bothered her at all.

Quite the contrary actually, she is one of the first ones to the barn at night. I have also discovered that she is a fantastic stall keeper. I would say it came from her time of confinement but I don’t think so. She is more like her mother than I ever imagined. Misty has never been one to be dirty. She will roll in the dust but hardly ever has mud on her. For years my friends thought I was insane about grooming Misty because she was always clean, but it wasn’t me. Sammy is always clean looking, she doesn’t roll in the mud and she keeps her stall so neat. She doesn’t mess up her water, and she eats with her nose in her bucket, so she doesn’t drop a piece.


ezra_pandora said...

Thank goodness for the prissy ones huh? My mare is super neat like that. She pees in one spot, poos in the other and will not even walk through water or mud let alone roll. Our other mare? Totally opposite. SHe's a nightmare. The last time it rained, every single horse except my mare was inch thick with mud. My mare didn't even have a speck on her. lol

SOSHorses said...

Oh yes, I love my girls. The geldings, god love'm they are just messy boys.