Celeste, sorry PP showed up. Dang...
Painted Horse - gorgeous scenery as always.
Ok...update on The Biscuit. Barry and I went out to the barn around 8:00 AM. Biscuit was standing there at the gate with his head hanging over it watching us like we were his long lost friends. I think if he could have spoke it would have been "hey girlfrien', come on in and halter me up!!! Let's go!"
Barry walked into the pen, petted his shoulder, picked up both front feet and put his halter on. Obviously standing in the heat and not much hay was not The Biscuit's idea of fun. We took him up to the front and I tied him in the small arena. It is covered but no breakfast for him. I had to run get a fuse changed in my trailer hitch thingy on my RAV and Biscuit stood there for 3.5 hours. When I drove up with the Brenderup his head was up and watching me. I got Sarge and then Biscuit. He was more than happy to hop in the trailer. He and Sarge were fed in the trailer. I hauled them to Ebenezer Park. Biscuit was a doll...just like he used to be.
I ran and picked up my former horse, Red, and his new owner. She spent the night with us and rode with Barry and our group of friends. They rode Friday afternoon and Barry rode Biscuit to make sure he behaved with KD as he really hasn't been rode but 2 short 15-30 minute rides in the arena during the past 2 months. Barry said he was very good on the ride...Sarge had a nervous breakdown when they rode off though. He didn't like being left behind. 20130614_163518.jpg
The next morning they all rode out with KD on Biscuit. He was a doll about being tacked up - acted like he used to act.
They rode down to the lake. KD said Biscuit pawed at the water so she took him out. She then walked him into the water so he could drink and without warning he plopped down in the water. He had done that with a friend Esther the first time I can ever remember even seeing him - he plopped down three times while I was taking pictures! KD had to pour water out of her boots. Ebenezer June 2013 034 Swimming Biscuit.jpg Group-Picture.jpg
They made a second ride Saturday afternoon and then Barry and the group made one on Sunday. Biscuit didn't have a rider then so he stayed.
I didn't have any problem with him this weekend but I still put him in the little arena when I arrived home. I took his halter off and turned him loose. He walked away from me and looked around. I walked towards him and he walked away for a while and then stopped. I haltered him and walked him around. I went back later to feed and did the same thing...haltered him to feed and then took it off and let him go. Then put it back on. I will work with him in the arena this week before he goes back to the pasture.
My cousin and I think he was just out of his routine of me riding. Maybe so. Hoping he doesn't revert this week!