Well, I haltered them all up and turned them out in the arena for a short run. They had been cooped up all day and night from the high winds we've been having and I wanted them to do a little running in the arena rather than outside of it. Then I put lead ropes on Annie, Yalla!, and Nadia. I opened the big gate at the far end of the arena and headed out leading the girls and Scout following. I knew Scout wouldn't go anywhere with the girls in hand. Nadia tends to wander back towards my house which is fine sometimes but I didn't want Scout running around with her so I wanted her restrained. I juggled the three lead ropes, taking care not to let Annie get tangled up. She freaks out when she steps on the lead rope. I'm happy to report that Yalla! doesn't take after her mom at all and even seemed to try to get tangled up in the ropes. Nadia is afraid of Annie so Yalla! worked really well as the middle horse. We wandered all over the yard looking for the choicest grasses while my good boy Scout stayed pretty much in the same general area he started in, near the arena gate. My neighbor was also grazing her horse and once or twice Scout looked over that way but I was happy to see that he was more interested in eating than socializing. I certainly don't want my loose horse causing any problems. The horses ate full an hour or so and then I put them up. They neighed like it was feeding time, silly horses, so I gave in and gave them some hay, silly me! Although I was disappointed that I didn't ride, I was certainly content to spend some time with them doing what they love best.
My neighbor and her horse in the distance. My horses and her horse are fence buddies but they've never met up on the same side of the fence before.
The grass was greener - If there is something, artist: Tin Machine, album Tin Machine