As soon as I arrived back with the horses and they were unloaded Mark showed up to start moving bales off the neighbor's field. He had me drive in front of him for safety sake. I needed to be on the road by 12:30 pm to take the truck and trailer to Bloomington for Rhoda and Emily who so kindly are driving up to Chicago to pick up a new mare so Sarah took my place helping her dad with the bales. I just heard from them their estimated time of arrival is around midnight. They said the mare is really nice. She is a 17.2 hand gray 7 year old Percheron. She should be a great cross with Valiant.
I arrived home from Bloomington at 2:40 pm, Karin was already out on the 'death trails' with a couple of volunteers from Rainbow Riders. While I was waiting for them to make it back I snapped the pictures below of the 5 foals in the pond pasture.
Above is Ella's colt by Evan and below is Jewel's filly by Evan
Above is Lola's colt by Valiant and below is Marika's filly by Evan
Below is Ayanna's filly by Evan
Tomorrow after work we will start hauling the mares and foals out to Middle Grove.
Below are a few pictures of Kelsey, Kierston and Karin.
Jewel was over teasing Evan so when Karin, Kelsey and Kierston finished the trails they helped get her covered by Evan. Next Karin pulled Ribbon out to give them a vaulting lesson. Can you tell they were having a great time?
After the company left I started moving the new round bales into the barn. One was taken over to the cabin field, one was given to the short shelter paddock and Evan's paddock got one. These bales are 2nd cutting alfalfa and will help put the weight on the nursing mares and the hard working stallions. I finished up around 8:30 pm, fed the horses and came inside for the evening. I'm ready to crash and will not be able to stay up waiting for Emily and Rhoda to make it home.
Just one more thing to write about. Emily came over this weekend and opened her mail. Just look what she got from ICC!
She is the 3rd red head from this neighborhood to be on the presidents deans list. Rhoda and Jessica also received one.