So now the leaves are turning to beautiful fall colors, and the light has changed to accentuate them against the dark greens of mountains and pine.
I had a nice experience with Dreamport today. He wanted to get out of his stall & paddock area, so I brought him out to graze on the long, lush grass in the yard. My daughter brought her pony alongside. We did some groundwork & manners with them first.
Dream was in a frustrated mood. He was tense.
After a while, I had to return Dream to his and Ginger's pasture. But I went and opened the gates leading to one of the grazing pastures. Then I went up there, and for the first time, opened gates which connect two of the grazing pastures together.
My daughter and I walked the horses through, allowing them to think about the change and process this new information.
After a while, Dream just stood there-- I was standing on the other side of one of the newly opened gates, just watching him process and learn.
His eye became soft. He was peaceful.
Horses need space: especially Thoroughbreds- bred to run.
~ Happy Fall ~