Saturday, November 5, 2011

Home.



My girl is home.



I don't know that I'll ever be able to capture words on screen, or in speech, how awesome today was. From her effortless loading on the trailer (despite her obvious terror...she was shaking when we got her off), to her walking around her new digs, taking a big sigh, and dropping her head. She's already so much happier.



Tiny background Miles looks on forlornly.



My Chirrins are together, finally. She is willing to put up with him if there is food involved. He, as predicted, is fascinated with the older laydee.

What an amazing first day. I turned her out in a small individual pasture for a couple hours after walking around the farm and walking the perimeter of the fence. She paid no attention once she realized she was out and she could graze-I don't think she's grazed off lead in a very, very long time. When I came back, I walked her all over the outdoor and indoor arenas (with all the scary fun-house mirrors) and she was alert but so sweet and trusting. She was looking to me more than ever in this new place for guidance. I left her in her 12 x 14 foot stall (with an awesome window to stick her head out into the aisle and see the other ponies) with a flake of hay, and she seemed just fine. I know she would have rather been outside, but she needs to work up to all day grazing, even with the grass as sparse as it is. Even so, she will be out most of the day tomorrow, I'm pretty sure.

Welcome home, girl. I'm sorry it took so long.

10 comments:

  1. She looks so happy. You must be so glad to have her back :)

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  2. That's just plain wonderful - congratulations on getting her home!

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  3. Congrats. So wonderful. Lucky mare!

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  4. : ) I bet you're still bursting with excitment knowing they're both home, safe, happy and ONE drive from home!! : ) Have fun today (I mean, is there ANY doubt you'll be out today!! : ) ).

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  5. I think she's just as happy to be home as you are to have her there. I am so happy for you both!

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  6. Congrats; she must be so happy to truly be back with you, and you must be so pleased to not have to split your time in between the two barns anymore! (and their respective ponies)

    P.s. Dear Miles, no hitting on the sister... even if she is cute.

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  7. Congratulations, Sarah! She looks calm and happy and Miles is obviously enamored. I've heard in wild herds the alpha mares are usually the oldest mares. She should have him well in control before too long.

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  8. p.s. The other think I like about this post is while it lives at the top of your blog, Miles and Chami are looking at each other.

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