Thursday, January 6, 2011
You've got to love it...
This is totally cute.
And it reminded me.
Cathy and I were coming in from Anna's lesson today and we saw Major playing with Bandit. Bandit is the heeler cross at the barn and has a tendency to chase horses when he's feeling goofy or something sets him off.
Well, he and Major were running amok today before Marie brought them in and we noticed as they ran down the fence line at top speed that Bandit was in the lead- MAJOR was chasing BANDIT! Then they turned around and Major was in the lead! They were undoubtedly playing.
As soon as they'd made a lap down and back, Bandit ducked under the fence, riled Bella up and then she and Major played chase back and forth up the pasture- running as fast as they possibly could, and then Bella showing her... athleticism... by bucking like a banshee at the end of the pasture. It was so fun to watch them just run and run and run.
If you ever get a day off and want to learn something, come to the barn in the morning, around feed time and stay until the last horse has been put in their stall for the evening. Just watch the horses. Watch how they interact with each other, who does what, where they go, when they go... you'll learn more about horse dynamics this way.