Yesterday was our scheduled day to release the horses for some winter pasture fun. We were fortunate enough to actually find a really nice sized, treed, mountain side for the gang to hang out for the next 4 - 6 weeks. But a certain Beel kept dragging his feet about bringing out the trailer. When asked what the problem was, he said, "I really want to go for one more ride on the mountain."
"It's sunny, but there is a darned cold wind out there. Are you sure?"
""Yep!" So we grab the two boys and head out with just halters and bareback pads, on the premise of looking for our herd of Rocky Mt. Bighorn Sheep. It was a great time once we got past the windy meadow part.
Then .... today we loaded up the whole crew of four - Ranger, Jesse, Washoe, & Estes. We discovered that by removing the stall separators in the trailer, all four could just walk right in and stand side-by-side without even being overly crowded; certainly nothing like the sardine can situation that happened when we used to put our three horses in a two horse straight load. And off we went for their new adventure. They have never been in this area, although it is mostly across the road from another one they liked.... and only 15 minutes drive time from us, so we can hike in to see them weekly (or more).
Have fun guys. I miss you already!