So, Snickers is doing well and kickin' in his new home! :) Me and one of my barn buddies have started doing group groundwork sessions with our horses, but, before work, we let them play together to bond and warm up before all the serious stuff hits in. The second horse, Radi, is a shy, introvert gelding, and playing with Snickers is really helping him to open up and become joyful and relaxed again. :)
The two pictures below are very blurry, but they make me happy and proud, because they capture the moment when Snickers was cantering to me after I called him in the middle of his games with Radi. :)
Snickers looks sooo happy in his new home! What awesome pictures! I especially like the 2nd one (rolling in the snow) as that's one of my mare's favorite daily past-times. I love Snickers cantering up to you! Star does that too-it's like, "O.k., Mom! Here I come!" Thanks for sharing :)
I'm glad it's visible to others - Snickers is really a bouncing bundle of joy in his new life of freedom and the chance to be outside 24/7 - he always hated any kind of confinement, anyway, even being locked up for the night. :) Yeah, and rolling in the snow is one of the most fun parts of the winter. Snickers adores it too, always rolling around before our training and just for the sake of fun.
I'm also extremely happy for Radi, because, before Snickers came, he was never ever before seen playing with other horses - always distant and serious. Now he's turning in a completely different and happy horse. :)
I just got some pictures of Snickers playing with two other geldings - the black one is Wolfram, and the flaxen chesnut one is Naudins, the herd leader. They are all so muddy, because the spring has finally hit our part of the world, so the pastures are generally...well, mud. In which they love to roll. Yeah.
Awesome photos, Saranda! I'm with you - we just started a thaw up here too, and lots of rolling, brushing, rolling, brushing, etc..... :)
Interesting name, "Wolfram" - a book I'm currently reading based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" titled, 'Loving Mr. Darcy', states that his noble steed (Parsival) sired a colt they named, 'Wolfram'. I've never heard a horse named that other than in this book, so I just had to mention :)