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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Paj has a Meltdown

Here's my excuses -

1.  Weather.  It was bitterly cold yesterday.  We let the horses out to stretch and move around, but we brought them in early and shut them in their stalls.  It was 3 degrees F this morning.

2.  I had work to do at Chuck's barn.  Of course I fed and cleaned stalls for our horses before I went to Chuck's, but I left our horses tucked in their stalls.  Did I mention it was 3 degrees F?  Chuck's horses were locked in from about 3 pm to morning because of the weather, so it took me until about 10 am to clean his stalls, get the horses out, and get back to our barn for turnout.  By then it was in the 20s.

Paj was most definitely not interested in excuses.  Here's the tail end of his little meltdown.  I'm glad that he's feeling so good, but I'd rather he didn't run hard in cold weather.  He'd rather I didn't keep him cooped up!

He was nicely dressed for strolling around on a cold morning, but seriously over-dressed for a gallop, so we had to spend quite a bit of time walking in a cooler.  He had a hot salty bran with lunch, and he's a happy camper tonight.  Geez.

16 comments:

Verde Farm said...

That is so funny. You can definitely see he was aggravated. They do communicate don’t they?

Louise said...

Charged? Yup! That was pretty impressive. And, OMGiH, that trot! Glad he's OK, after all of that exercise.

Lori Skoog said...

Hey Terry...my horses do not like to be locked up either...they have access to all kinds of places when it is cold, but if they have on their Rambos, they seem to want to stay outside. Right now, they go in around 5pm and out again around 8am. What I hate is strong wind with low temperatures. Glad he is doing well after his jaunt. Question: I have never seen a mask used in the winter...is that common where you are?

allhorsestuff said...

That was calm...compared to my mare!
But...that hard of ground would worry me. Being cooped up, and cold weather like that...always a recipe for the friskies!

And he certainly was dressed up...thought it funny he had his fly mask on, but of the wind was up, debris may be a flyin'-he sure was!
Gosh that's Ca Ca COOOOLLDD! If want to move too...just to feel alive!

JJ said...

Gotta' love horsey tantrums, especially in the winter....lol. Paj has a nice big trot, atleast he does in this particular video :).

Terry said...

Amy, this is one easy horse to read. You can see every thought he has!

JJ, Paj is a really nice mover. He's very impressed with himself.

Hey Louise, Lori & KK, I was really glad too that we escaped colic, injury, or even a pulled shoe. Cold day + running horse can = disaster. I tried to tell him to chill, but Precious was not in a listening mood.

Lori, great question about the fly mask, and I have a great answer. I feel a post coming on...

Dream Valley Ranch said...

Oh my what an impressive mover! And he is so lucky to have such a conscientious mom! The wind chill up here has gotten down to -27 in the past week-it has been simply ridiculous! Glad he was cozy comfy and avoided all of those pitfalls! So happy that we can all rest from the wind this weekend. Today we are getting 50-60mph gusts but the next few days look better. Hoping you all get some calm weather soon too!
Sue and the crew

Wishing for my turn said...

new follower here...omgoodness Paj is beautiful!

in2paints said...

I love the muzzle shot at the end. :) He wasn't happy with you, though!

I hate those bouncing stops they do... makes me cringe and want to run out and check tendons!

Flartus said...

He definitely wanted you to to watch carefully as he expressed himself! And what a mover...mmm, mmm, I can see why you put up with his Royal Highness, lol.

Jabacue said...

What a beauty he is Terry! He is certainly making sure you get the message!
Love that sound a horse makes.
Jim

sophie...^5 said...

3 degrees..noooo! Not fair or humane really.
Cold dreams, eh! You need a hot water bottle!

Texan said...

ummmm I would be wayyyyyyy on the other side of the fence while I watched him do his thing :O)... tee hee ... girly 3 degrees? YIKERS!!

Sharon said...

Looks like cabin fever. My brother had a POA and he had his own little barn, but just didn't want the door shut, he grew quite the coat and when it was really cold and he had been put in, then got let out after the sun came out - he was a running jumping, rolling, fool! That was about 60 miles North of St Paul, MN.

Thanks for bringing that memory "up front" for a while!

Janet said...

Well that was telling you ! Not sure i`d want to be on his back while all that was going on !I bet he`s a great ride though ! I wondered about the mask ?

Sandy said...

I feel like that when I have too many grandkids around squealing.

Love the clip - what beautiful property you have!