Friday, June 27, 2008
SCORE: They Got Some Hay, Man
How are your horses fixed for hay? Today I trailered Johnnie over to a friend's recently converted horse-property to try out her new trail system. Our little fun-day was interrupted by the arrival of 3 gigantic round bales of sweet green hay, the result of a covert operation and hay-score conducted by my friend and her other friend. Hay-panic is easy to get caught up in here, and so when these 2 found "mystery-farmer" who had nice heavy round bales super-cheap, they sprang in to action. Right to my face, they actually asked each other not to tell me where this hay was from. Which made me feel weird, because I board my horses and would not know what to do with an 800-pound round bale anyway. This made me not want to help unload their stash, so I took pictures instead. Kidding, sorta.
Our ride had been nice; my friend is a big believer in ground work so her horse (a Lipizzan, which is kind of unusual in this part of the country) got round-penned first:
And then we rode and enjoyed ourselves while our poor horses tried to be good and not grab frantically at the delectable grass that was ear-high at times:
The unloading operation looked a bit scary to me to tell the truth:
But they got it all down and stored. Johnnie watched from an unfamiliar round-pen and was quiet & philosophical as usual:
And here is the whole gang, looking happy with themselves and their new hay-pusher Mr. Mystery Farmer "Don't tell ANYbody who he is!":
Kinda makes me want to know...