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...















7 comments:

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Well...that is a little weird, but HAY-sometimes you just gotta go with the flow.

Love the new colors-thought I clicked on the wrong page or something-LOL.

Flying Lily said...

Thanks! I decided I need to change it up...hope you and Meghan will be enjoying a quiet weekend after the show excitements of the week!

jesterjigger said...

Yeah, I agree...a little weird. My barn is set for hay, they got their alfalfa in over a month ago and grass hay a couple of weeks ago. My parents made their first cutting a couple of weeks ago and are almost ready for their second cutting soon. I wish I had someone to go trail riding with, it seems like so much fun.

Flying Lily said...

JesterJ, wish you lived nearby here. We could ride out together. I love your blog. Are you on UDBB as well?

Pony Girl said...

Hay, that is kind of funny, top secret hay mission! ;)
I'm a firm believer in groundwork too, and have really enjoyed working with my horse. He is really good at it and easy to handle from the ground, but even though he's 14, I have been teaching him some new things too, which has been good for both of us.

Chris said...

Eheheh... in the hay hunt during summer here that's exactly what happens! I worked in a town that had twelve horse studs and honestly, no one would tell anyone where they got their hay from for fear they wouldn't be able to get more for their 200 plus horses that were running the property in the middle of the season! Whatever happened to working together?

jesterjigger said...

Yes, I am on UDBB! I love your blog, you have so many pictures, inspired me to take some more of my girl last night for posting.