Gogo's move to the 15 acre field has unfortunately been postponed until Friday. Yesterday was supposed to be move day, but we had a sudden surprise boarder show up with two horses at our door... wtf! Well, it happens, I suppose. Unfortunately for me, the addition of two unforseen horses meant that Gogo suddenly found herself new neighbor that she did NOT approve of. Enter Angelina Ballerina.... the horse who never stops standing on her hind legs.
O, the beautiful balance! O, the incredible loft! To see my mare eternally en pointe, walking around her stall with grace and ease! Suddenly, she strikes out with a front foot - o what poetry! She hooks the leg overtop the uppermost bars of her stall, missing her new neighbor's head by mere inches! O, the ferocity in her dance!
And that's when she got banished to the stall at the end of the barn.
But did that stop her from continuing to attempt to murder her new neighbors? Of course not! Today I turned Gogo out with the old retired gelding (normally her neighbor), who is completly in love with her, and that worked out exceptionally well on all ends because it also opened up more paddock space. Unfortunately, it also created the problem of one new horse being in a paddock on the right side of Gogo's field, and the other new horse being in the other paddock on left side of Gogo's field. This meant that Gogo spent most of her day randomly exploding and galloping back and forth, charging at the other two horses whenever she felt they were getting too close to her man. The problem was not helped when all of the dogs got into the new mare's pen and chased her all over the place, sending the horses into a total frenzy. All in all, Gogo had more exercise yesterday and today than she probably has had in two months. She's totally bonkers.... in her stall or in the field, she is NOT having ANYTHING to do with these two new horses! She's also being completely nutty about wanting to go out in the morning, full on back-cracking bucking in place in her stall when the others get to go out before she does! Depite all this accidentla movement, her leg is not really any worse for the wear this evening. She's really quite sound right now! If you didn't know she had an injury, you'd never guess from the way she fluidly glides around her field.
She might not be feeling so hot tomorrow though. We'll just have to see, considering how much torque and stress she put on those hind legs today.
The very special Ridgeway weekend
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