The chronicles of a Friesian mare who happened upon an owner who lives outside the show ring....

Monday, August 20, 2012

Daatje checks out the new digs.

With only 2 weeks to go until I had planned on bringing the horses home, it's hard to imagine the work left to be done!  We've already accomplished a lot though, and the mini's paddock is fully enclosed, so I figured I'd stop to get hay on my way home from the hunt on Saturday and let Daatje out to graze and check out the new surroundings.  
Checking out the mini's paddock
I've had her at the property before, but not since the fencing went up.  She unloaded, looked at the fencing and immediately was on the search for the horses who she was sure lived there!  Silly mare, you live here!  Well, not quite yet, but almost!  She was so comfortable and at home that after 30 minutes of grazing, I went to catch her to bring her back to my parents house and she ran away from me! :P  I had to laugh as she never does that.  The grass must be good!  I much prefer a dirt paddock, especially for the minis, so Daatje is going to have to help them with that.  The plan is to mow it down really, really short and suck up the clippings in the bagger so the chance of Rainbow getting laminitis again is greatly reduced.  Won't do that until the day before they come home though, or the grass will just grow back!  It was so hard to load her up and bring her back to Mom and Dad's.  I wanted her to stay!  Two more weeks.......only two more weeks...


  1. How exciting! I've been separated from my horses (Oddly enough - my Friesian's are all at my Mom's!) for four years. I see them every day, but it really isn't the same.


  2. It's not the same! I got married and moved out 9 years ago this October so for the past 9 years I've been away from Daatje. Like you, I see her every day, twice a day when I go to feed but it really isn't the same as having them in your back yard.

  3. I can't wait for you to move her permanently. How exciting :D and not bad digs, either!

  4. Thanks Kate! We're very lucky to have found the property we bought. 3 acres of open's awesome! 'course it takes me 4 hours to mow the lawn (with a tractor!) but the setting is so worth it. I just made a list of all that needs to be done in the next two weeks and I'm kinda freaking out. :) I've gotta work on the property nearly every day after work and weekends between now and Sept 4th to be ready in time! :o

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  6. Beautiful! She looks so happy out there. :D I can't wait until you have her home. There's nothing like having them in your backyard. I couldn't imagine Chrome living somewhere else.