He was having fun galloping around Zalena.
Soul's filly was fascinated by him, staring intently at this new half brother of hers.
Lola and her filly came up for attention while I was taking pictures. This filly is so friendly.
Pretty soon the colt decided to give a big stretch then lay down.
Star's filly was napping in one of the shelters. She knows how to make herself comfortable in the hay.
She decided to get up and stretch before going down to the pasture.
Lily was keeping an eye out for anything dangerous before she could settle down to graze.
Karin offered to meet me at Middle Grove this afternoon to pick up Whitney, Jewel, Ayanna and Ella. Whitney has an ultrasound scheduled for Thursday morning, Jewel and Ayanna are home to be bred and Ella is home to deliver. She isn't due though until the end of May but usually delivers early. Karin and I pulled up at the Middle Grove gate at the same time and started that long hike in. We chose the right path this time. The horses were found within 15 minutes. Missy was the first mare we saw. She is not really that color but has been rolling in a mud puddle to cool off.
About half the herd was drowsing in the sunshine and the other half was grazing under the trees.
Sangria was standing in the puddle splashing water up on her body. I think she was too lazy to lay down. Sangria has a big belly but isn't due until Sept 14th, 2017, she had colic surgery a few years back and now her belly is always big.
Cookie was so clean she almost glows. She must not spend too much time in the puddles, perhaps she cools off by swimming in the lakes.
I think the two Friesian mares in the picture below are Eliza and Jenis, Foxy is coming up for attention.
Below is Rosaleigh and Roxanne both looking pregnant. Rosaleigh is due July 7th and Roxanne is due August 1st. Rosaleigh is easy to identify as she is the only Friesian mare with her mane hanging on the left side of her neck. The rest of the mare's manes hang on the right side.
Studly loves to jump in the puddles at Middle Grove.
Karin stayed and decided to work with Foxy first while I drove the trailer full of horses back to Hanna City. When I arrived Spark was there helping load manure for a couple men for their gardens. Right after they pulled away Phil arrived with the dump trailer so I jumped on the skid steer and loaded him up too. When I got back to the house THERE was the black horse. Mom had placed it on my patio.