June has been cool and happy for my horses and rides. Here my Foggy is nibbling a carrot from my hand. You can see our battle scars - my arm is still healing from the Locust tree incident, Foggy's face is always covered in cuts from the Reindeer Games he plays with his brother.
I introduced the horses to a new pasture last week. The farmer cut the hay so Maizie and I went out and marked fox and groundhog holes with snow fence and caution tape. Below is a photo of a fox hole that looks little in this picture but is large enough for Maizie to crawl inside. (She did not crawl in!)
I walked each horse around the perimeter and then turned them out. I think they love the new space. I still have them on a timer because there is lush clover around the outside edge. Eventually, they will have free rein out there. Last night Pie was getting involved with some small animal near a snow fence. He was looking and pawing the ground and coaxing with his nose. Foggy would flip around quickly and turn his hindquarters toward the animal and do his tiny bunny bucks. I think it was a groundhog and I am sure Foggy thinks his bucks are really scary, but in reality his antics are hysterical and adorable.
Two deer ran through the pasture when I was introducing Sovey to the perimeter. The deer jumped over the fence in one side and out the other. Sovey and I just stood there watching them. They are unbelievably graceful.
This pasture is crazy big and my horses look tiny in there. They are at the left side of the above photo, but you can barely see them. This is the closest thing I have to seeing my horses "free and in the wild" and I have to say, I could watch them for hours.