Yesterday was a great day!
It started with some fabulous entertainment from Zach and Kesley who argued about how best to build a bigger round-pen. In the end it got done, with lots of laughing, some zinger one-liners and smart ass comments from the resident smart ass #1 (zach) and smart ass #2 (Kelsey). At least that is how I like to refer to them.
Then we sorted off some mares, and put them out to new pastures- and we pulled in the studs, one by one. Zero, my old high school and college rodeo horse also got put out to his summer pasture, where he’s turned out with two grade mares (both have babies), 15 yearlings, and Elvis, who managed to cut half his foot off.
When we went to get Tom (from his pasture which on the bottom side of the pasture in which Zero is now living), we found Zero had wandered all the way to the other side of the pasture, and was very lonely. So I waited with him and the trailer, while Zach went, on the four wheeler to catch Tom. Once Tom was caught, I left, and Zero followed me. So I opened up the back of the trailer, and he (with no halter or anything) loaded right up. I figured I’d take him back to the road side of the pasture to join up with all the other horses.
Streakin Iron, aka, Sonora Nora, is also in now, as she’s healed enough to probably breed back. So I brought her along in the event that she cycles this week, like she should, so she can be bred to Tom. If she doesn’t cycle, well then she’s close so I can leg her up and start riding her again until the spring of 2010 when I’ll turn her out with a stud to let her get bred for a 2011 baby.