Friday, September 18, 2009

Join the gang

After the rains stopped and the arena dried out a little, I decided to turn everybody out for a while to get them away from their soupy pens. The first thing Scout did was roll! I missed getting his picture but you can see how dirty he is. It was fun watching their interaction as a herd. If you look under Nadia's belly you can see Annie and Yalla!Mom and baby share a mineral block.Scout and Nadia are best buddies.Here, notice that Annie is pinning her ears at Nadia. I wonder why she's telling her off? Probably, just because she can.Nadia decides to take it out on Yalla! Not really, but she is asserting herself while she can. I think Yalla! will grow up to be an alpha mare just like her mother.
Annie rolled and rolled. Yalla! must be wondering what she's doing. While Mom rolled, Yalla! and Scout exchange small talk.Annie must have gotten up and told Yalla! "Yalla!" (let's go!) I love how she is following Annie and Scout is just watching like, "what's the big deal? We were only talking."
Then Nadia had to roll too! So much for all my clean horses!
Yalla! ran around as if to say, "doesn't anyone want to play?""I wonder what's over here?"I've only ever seen Yalla! roll once so she was the only clean one left. However, she's so dark, she doesn't show dirt anyway. Notice how her legs are getting blacker and blacker. And she's getting so fuzzy from our cold nights. It looks like her winter coat is going to be brown. She still has that "F" on her forehead. I hope she keeps it.

Join the Gang - song: Join the gang, artist: David Bowie, album: Deram Songs


Paint Girl said...

How fun! The horses all looked like they had so much fun, especially after all that rain you had!
Our horses are growing in their fur coats as I speak, and we are going to be in the 80's for awhile. Poor things. They will be sweating. Baby Chance is growing her fur coat, she is all cute and fuzzy!
Yalla! looks so much like Chance. Except for the head of course! You have a beautiful Arab head, I have a beautiful Mustang head!

Gail said...

Looks like your young one is going to be quite the looker!

Sydney said...

Winter coats are certainly growing in. I kissed Indigo on the forhead the other day and forgot my lesson I learned a wile ago. Never wear chapstick around a shedding horse.
Horses winter coats grow in, not because of the cold weather but because of less light. The less light the more the hormones tell the horses body to grow hair. You can keep a horse real slick without a blanket by keeping them under lights 16 or more hours a day like summer.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Thanks Sydney, for the info. You are a wealth of information! LOl, on the hairy chapstick!!

Paint Girl, yes, they are very similar in color except that Chance has that gorgeous red in her tail! Yalla! still has a dorsal stripe running down her back just like Chance. Actually, Mustangs and Arabs have similar breeding although Chance probably has more Barb than Arab blood.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Great pictures. I love watching herd dynamics. Yallah's growing into an impressive young girl.


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Thanks for the pictures. It's fun watching horses interact.