Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ground play

Since this dang winter crud is hanging on forever this year (I know it only seems that way) I decided to invent some fun things to do with Harley on the ground to pass the time. Harley is nervous by nature and wary of anything not familiar to him. I decided to redecorate the barn by moving normal items around within the confines of the barn. Let me explain first that my horses live underground when inside. My "barn" is the bottom half of a bank barn. For those of you who do not know what a bank barn is don't fret. I never had heard of a bank barn before moving to the midwest. It is essentially a barn that is two stories built into the side of a hill. You can drive into the top half and the bottom half is within the hill on three sides. Hope that clears it up. If it wasn't freezing rain and really dangerous to go outside I would snap you a picture. But I digress....

Yesterday I moved my bagged shavings to another locale and then all the blankets were moved to another area of the barn. When Harley came in you would have thought we just had an earthquake! He didn't know which way to look first, at the huge blanket boogers to his left or that ominous block of black bagged shavings in front of him. After we circled around the new locations he of course relaxed. This got me to thinking that I need to mix it up for him more as he is in need of change to keep his little mind occupied. I decided I will continue the moving game until Harley accepts things a little more in step. Not long now before we start boot camp and I hope to do some trail classes this year, I have a long way to go.........

1 comment:

Mrs Mom said...

Hey TRC! ... I tagged ya... ;)

Rules is simple- post an old pic of yourself, tell a story, and pass it on to 3 others! TRansylvanian Horseman came up with this one, so when we all get bruised from being kicked a gagillion times, we can gang up on him! ;) cant wait to see what ya got to offer!