I have a post per Griffin's first away-from-farm ride coming later tonight or tomorrow, but in the mean time I want to share this story from my BO from this morning:
When I took Keely for her 6:30am walk the horses were at the fence and all was well. At 7am,
I went to the kitchen and looked out the window - they were all
clustered together and focusing HARD (ears pricked, necks arched, tails
up) on the ground. At first I thought it must be a snake but then
realized it was too cold for snakes. They'd focus on the ground then
look up towards the road - I suspect the mom was vocalizing. They
started pawing the ground, etc ... about that time I figured it must be a
fawn. Just when I made that conclusion, Griffin reared up into
the air and came down hard with both front feet. I high-tailed it out
there and indeed, it was a little fawn.....all was well (no broken bones
-that I could feel-, breathing/heartbeat steady, no bleeding). I ran
the horses off and left it alone. I'll go back out after a while and
make sure mom collected it.
Who would guess that horses would react that way? National Geographic moment on a Monday...... never dull.