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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:24 am    Post subject: Winter day by the big guys Reply with quote

Today we brought a big round bale out to the big guys. They are still roaming the 600 acres and at first we thought we wouldn't be able to find them again but just when we were about ready to give up, they came through a serpentine area of trees on the path and ran right up in front of us. Sorry I didn't get pix of that cuz I was too busy crying and thanking God for continually keeping everyone safe and perfect. Wink So most of these pix are of them munching the snacky stuff we brought them (pelleted feed and Running Horse extruded feed), but I hope you enjoy seeing them anyway.

They are really enjoying their freedom and wild-horse-wanna-be lifestyle. Everyone is wintering very well and looks great. We are so grateful to be able to let them run on this much land. They all are extra super healthy in body and mind, and I think it's because they are living like horses were meant to... free and roaming with 24/7 food at their own pace.

The first two pix were taken where we get the big round bales from. What a mess the turkeys make! The second pix is on the 600 when we were looking for the horses and spotted these mule deer. See the two groups? One going up the hill on the left and then the others to the right.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, what a treat to see these pictures Debi~! They sure do look happy and healthy. The only thing that would concern me is that they may become a little wild from being on their own like that! Are you able to catch them to check them out? It's good that they all get along so well. What a relief it must have been to see them all running towards you. The scenery is breathtaking~!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BEAUTIFUL PIX Debi!!!
THANK YOU so much for sharing your big guys with us, what a treat!

My favorite is still Renagade & of course Sweet Medicine. Very Happy

Are all those round bales, your's? Wonder why the wild turkey are on them, I guess that's turkeys? Don't they make a lot of messes on the hay?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Susan and Janell Very Happy I just love seeing them in this beautiful land. We are truly blessed.
Susan, no chance these pocket ponies will get too wild. Wink We were mobbed when we got out of the truck. They were still running and trotting up to us and the look on their faces (especially Sweet Medicine's comes to mind, so perky, upturned nosie, ears super forward and eyes bright) excitedly looking at us like "Hey!! Hi Mom and Dad!! Got anything special for us???!" Fury ran right to me and smelled my face pushing his way between Sweet Medicine and Rider who already were checking me out. Blue is always last and he RAN right through the crowd to me and let me plant a big kiss on his nose. Later I was hugging him. Even Molly, who can be a bit standofish, wouldn't stop lipping my fingers. They are always like this, even if we just spent time with them a few hours before, and truly enjoy people. Even Ginger and Glory greeted me and those girls were so very hard to get near for so long when we got them! They still want things on their terms and won't approach people they don't know, but they know where the food comes from!
Janell, the wild turkeys LOVE demolishing hay piles all winter long. If it's not the turkeys, it's the deer, and they will go right up on the bales too. They must be pooping in it but they do so much scratching that you never really see a poopy mess. These bales are in a hay yard at our friend's ranch. It is right up by all the buildings and activity but that doesn't matter to the wildlife. We get one bale at a time and put it in the back of Dave's pickup. They weigh about 1200 pounds. Dave rolls it off by parking a couple of feet from, and slightly uphill from the feeder, then bracing himself against the back of the cab, he pushs the bale out with his legs. When it rolls off and into the feeder Dave leaps off the back of the truck and grabs the top of the feeder which by that time is going airborne, him with it, but then it comes back down and all is well. Gives me the heebie jeebies when he does this!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Debi, you're living my dream! Your horses look so happy and healthy! They are all so beautiful. Being able to see wildlife like that would be wonderful. You're truly blessed! Thanks so much for sharing. Smile

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