Ahhh, the easy life in the paddock. Letís see, as wagon horses in winter rest, what can we do to pine away the hours? Well, thereís eating; but that requires pooping; which results in little piles everywhere we go. Of course, the smart wagon horse finds a poop-free spot to stretch out on his side and enjoy the afternoon sunshine! The far horse is Jerryís mare. B.O.B. is still over at the hay pile - heís a big horse!
Sorry I didnít get any pictures of the ride. Every time I reached for the camera, I had my hands full of one horse or the other. Either B.O.B. was headed for the barn, or Bill was bunching up and getting ready to give me a good old buck. The farther I got from their paddock, the more Billy started acting like a coiled up spring. So, we cut our ride short before I got a chance to get very far into the hills. This week, Iíll harness up the Belgians and let them get sweaty pulling the wagon around. Nothing like a little work to help them refocus!
Right now my tentative plans for the foreseeable future are:
2/16 - 2/18 - A quick trip to Mississippi.
3/7 - 5/1 - Work an outage at a Nuclear Plant in Nebraska.
My snail mail address here in Colorado is:
La Garita Store
41605 County Road G
Del Norte, CO 81132
Attn: Bob Skelding