Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Home Again, Home Again, Piggety ....

We picked up the horses today.  The weather forecast had originally called for 14 - 17 inches of new snow tonight.  Of course, now it has been down-graded to 1-3 inches.  How does that work?  That's OK; I really love have them back home and it is currently snowing pretty good; just starting to stick.  The amount of snow was the deciding factor.  We had hoped to leave them another month, but I had forgotten about the difficulties of moving our horse trailer once snow does set in.  The trailer gets snowed in and can't be moved, so - we picked up the guys today!

They obediently came when called.
Followed us to the truck like the pied piper... and loaded ... not so great.

Ranger had ice on his front feet and didn't like the feel of it on the rubber mats, although on the second try, he hopped right in.  Jesse was not interested in the least; this from a horse who normally loads easily on voice command.  Something across the highway and neighbor's field had caught her attention and she did NOT want in that trailer until she figured out what was going on!  She then stepped on, turned around and stepped right back off, pushing Beel out of the way.   Ooooh!  So not good.  For her efforts, she got to run up and down the road shoulder a few times until she could pay attention.  Then, she got tied into the trailer when she got on; such an embarrassment for her.  It's been a loooong time since she has had to be tied in the trailer.  By this time, Washoe had seen whatever had Jesse's attention, but his attention came back quicker and he got right on the trailer.  So, instead of a 5 minute process to load all three horses, it took about 15.  I suppose we don't have a lot of room to complain.  99% of the time they are fantastic travelers.
They unloaded like the well trained horses they are and walked nicely to their old corral.
This is what you do when you first get home; get a little home grime on you.  The two grays were at the fence re-introducing themselves to the neighbor horses and mules.  They seem glad to be back!
Bionic Cowgirl


  1. aww bet they are glad to be home, :) they load so much better even today than some of the horses that I have watched been put in a trailer :)

  2. Had no idea you were picking them up early.

    Admit it, you just missed them terribly :)

  3. Awww - now you're only missing Queen Estes!

    I have no idea how you guys survive even a PART of the year without them outside your dining room window... glad they are back home!

  4. Good to have them home! Looks like your weather has taken a turn from what I saw on TV tonight! :)

  5. Awe, now that's some happy horses!!!

  6. hahaha love when they roll like that!! Home sweet Home ~Heather

  7. Awww...cute buggers! They are so glad to be home!


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