That Facebook Horse Popsicle

It’s hot out, and irrigation came, so horses are pretty bored in their stalls. I made up one of those horse popsicles going around Facebook with the electrolyte water, apples, and carrots.

beating boredom
beating boredom
horse popsicle
horse popsicle

Next time, I’ll hang it over a feed bucket. Most of the electrolyte liquid was wasted, and a few of the carrots and apples hit the ground, too. I think they’d be just as amused with just frozen electrolyte water, honestly.

Day Two With Baby Horse

Today we put on a halter and a lead rope!

Halter On

We walked around the arena and practiced whoa, walk on, and trot.  She whoa’s fine, but I lose her attention – it’s a grass arena. Not bad for a first attempt, though.

Hanging Out

I’m just hanging out in baby horse’s stall, sitting on a bucket, watching her eat and drink. She turns to me for scratches and pats and attention constantly. She’s very friendly and curious. I got super lucky with this one!

hanging out in the stall

Baby Horse from White River, NV

Coming up the street
Coming up the street
in the trailer
in the trailer

Today is the day! My 2.5 year old White River NV mustang has arrived.  18188707 is officially home forever today. The BLM gathered her in November, 2019 from the White River area in Nevada in what would be one of the last gathers made. All remaining White River mustangs have been rounded up and there is no herd in the wild there any longer.

with her TIP trainer
Has Discovered Grass