Well after weeks of waiting for the weather and our schedules to cooperate, we were finally able to move Hotstuf and Greeley to the center of the farm. We knew they would each need a buddy in the field to make their transition to ATBR easier.
Hotstuf was being turned out alone in D’Accord’s field when the old man was inside.
So while today was
Little Hotstuf came out of his stall like he was springing from the starting gate. With ears perked, head straight up and all fours mostly in the air, he was ready to go! Greeley, one of the two equine loves of my life, was standing patiently, one ear up, mostly trying to play with the chain over his nose and retrieve peppermints from my jacket pocket. We trailed Erin and Hotstuf as we descended the barn and headed for greener (or snowier as it were) pastures. Suffice it to say that Hotstuf was on an adventure and determined to enjoy every last stride of it. He was sideways, backwards, up & striking, bucking and spinning. As usual
Finally, we caught sight of Evening, Tac & Remington, which meant we were almost there. Hotstuf and Greeley were going to live in their barn and be turned out during the day in the field directly across. As is always the case with new residents, EA was the first at the gate to check them out … and give his blessing. We put HS & Gree in stalls facing each other while we prepared to bring them out for their initial meeting. First went Hotstuf, through the gate then rearing and striking … then nothing. This is his MO … he acts like a loon on his way to the paddock and then with camera in hand, ready for the impending antics … he just stands there. Time to turn
And that is how the friendship of Hotstufantensome and