Wednesday, September 1, 2010

first day of spring

This is what grey looks like these days. Its hard to show in a 2D photo but the changes are huge. Temperament and physically too.Just look at that big belly! spring is definitely here (literally September 1st is the first day of spring) the geese have gone full swing into breeding mode, the females hiding their nests all over the farm and the males suddenly going from nice pet geese to swaggering hissing monsters that threaten to attack anything near them. Except for Grey who continues eating no matter how close they come or how loud they hiss. being completely ignored by grey the geese have learned to leave her alone and gone on to terrorize the dogs,cat, and other horses that actually react to there threats.
Grey even got a spring clean! I shampooed her tail and socks, when i was washing her leg this morning...Although i soon came to the realisation that it was going to take many, many sessions before i could remove the years of wild horse dirt and stains from her tail and coat. but hey, they look a bit better at least.
Every evening now she walks in from the paddock to the barn at liberty, doesn't even need to be haltered just follows along behind you up the driveway. Even standing politely for her leg to be doctored before she goes to her stable for her much loved dinner. I wish it was possible to show the changes in her attitude. It is the one thing that continues to amaze me everyday.