Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bush Time!

Linus had some extra treats today - or so he thought - and it turned out to be me!! When I arrived at the farm there was a heifer calf not looking too great. She is only a few days old and her mother is a very quiet cow so I milked her into a bottle and discovered there was still colostrum in the cow! So off course during the milking and feeding the bottle to the calf I managed to spill some on my coveralls. When I finally made it over to work with Linus he thought I was a walking treat!!! My coveralls are much cleaner now too...
The road was fairly snow covered and there were things going on in both directions that I didn't want to bother with so being that we had a huge melt last week I decided it was time for us to get back in the bush again!!

Linus' pasture has gates at both ends of it. He is walking away from the main entrance towards me, at the back. He was investigating something when I headed back there to open it up but I was very pleased (but not surprised) that he came when I called him to the back gate.

This was of course after trying to help tighten his surcingle!

This was kind of a funny moment. We were in the bush and I had stopped and he turned around as if to ask if everything was ok and I was ready to continue on. He was pretty happy to be going back into the bush today but despite his friskiness he listened to me very well. At one point though he jumped over some branches and I don't really know what happened but I dropped the reins. I think I stumbled at the same time as his momentum from the jump carried him forward. He took off up ahead of me and I thought I was going to have a lonely trip back up to the house. He turned around and came back to me though, for which I was very grateful!! We continued on afterwards and had a very pleasant outing. It's going to be so much fun to one day ride him back there!!!


  1. Donna, I think it is SWEET that he came back to you after you lost the reins, but I am not surprised one bit. You have a great partnership with Linus.

  2. It's so great that he came back to you! I love your description of being a walking horse treat:)
    Great pictures again, he is such a handsome boy and he allready looks so big!


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