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WOOHOO!! Got my horse tonight!!!!
#11
Yep, takes a while to settle in, esp. if she's used to being around other horses and she is alone.

Congrats! Very pretty horse, remember your pic.

I am a feeing de-lay-er on weekends. Horses alive and healthy. They do seem to have automatic stomach timers though!
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#12
There have been times when we've been an hour or two late with the evening feeds when we've been gone all day, and it's so funny to watch the horse's reactions. They'll be marching up & down the fenceline in front of the gate and stopping every time they get to the gate to peer anxiously at the house that we just entered from the car after wading through our herd of barn cats also anxious to be fed. Then once we come out of the house, about 5 to 10 cats escort us to the barn. I can just imagine what this must look like to any motorist that passes the house[Wink].

About now the horses will get a case of the sillies and start tearing up and down the arena on the other side of the barn while Steve & I start getting things ready to let them in.

What I like to do is imagine what they're saying to each other as they eyeball our car coming down the road and turning into the drive. I'm sure it must go something like this:

Terra: "Is that them? Surely it is!"
Dove: "Don't get your tail in a knot. That's them. About time, too. I'm starving."
Terra: "Thank goodness, you're right. It IS them. I'm not going to die before I get fed." (And then we drive past the arena before turning into the drive to the tune of Terra's whinny) "Hey! Where the heck have you guys been? Do you have any idea what time it is? Let's get some grub out here!"

I can just picture the whole thing. Do they survive? Oh, sure... but you would think they were absolutely dying from the way they act[Wink].

Oh yeah! I guess I better add that they usually get breakfast a good 2 hours later on weekends[Wink].
"God forbid that I should go to any heaven in which there are no horses"
--Robert Browning

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-- Author Unknown
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#13
How wonderful that your new addition is here. I'm rather fond of Arabian type horses myself- my first horse was a rescued Arab, a loving boy who had fallen on hard times. Let us know how it goes with new little donkey as well.
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#14
That is so cool that you got your first horse! I'm so excited to becasue I'm gittin' a paint mare! of course, she's not moving in until next year...[V] But please keep me updated so i know what to expect with Roxie. Although, my experiance will be different because 2 ponies are coming before her (she knows them already)so hopefully she'll settle down better.
Abby

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit;
Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
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