"Winter turnout mode" is about to be in full swing at the stable....so this means, every other day turn out. And only 2 of the 7 turnout fields will be used.
On the days horse stay in, they have the open stall and covered patio with 150 foot breezeway runs into their own private forest.
So Wa mare has to buddy up and we chose Theo, her next stall neighbor gelding.
Wa mare and he have spent the last month...about this close in turnouts.
So his owner and I decided to ride out together, to assimilate them a bit more...and boy did we luck out with the day!!!
Theo is a blessing...he almost died a month ago. It is still undetermined why he coliced the second night Wa was there..but he got cast in his stall...from rolling...Wa spent the night outside..we know, for all her poos were out there!
The stable owner, and many others litterally- saved his life- the vet had him scheduled to be put down..due to it not looking too good...and the owner of the stable said," NOPE...lets do more for him" and Theo was willing.
It was tough going for a few weeks...but he has gotten a clean bill of health, and His lovely owner is thankful and I too, for the stable owners diligence and patience to support and encourage healing. We have an awesome group of folks and I praise God for allowing me to come here too...
"Pinching" myself still.
Theo is quite happy to bring up the rear of any trail ride...he lead for a short time, and Wa mare relaxed in the back.
We had the occasion to ride under a Red tailed Hawk...as he took ain a lofty view of us humans, astride horses.
Falls bounty was everywhere this day
We took a short 6 mile ride, out and back ....it became very Misty and chilly, as we rode along by one of the ponds
Heading on back...mist grew heavier and so thick...we culd not see far along the roadway
I really wanted to ride side by side...but Theo was wary, and this was about the only time he would try, on the road home
Then he lagged back again, which always is fine with Wa mare...being the Trail Boss Hoss (self appointed leader) we practiced calmly waiting, every so often
She really was sleepy looking(and happy) in this shot!
Taking the hill home, Theo and his partner make it back through the misty Autumn day, having accomplished a nice ride together with my mare and me
I love the way the barn aisle way is, at the far end of the stable...looks as though you are standing in the evergreens!
My mare does her happy debriefing yawns...every time, she does this yawning ritual- before and after a ride!
...now comes the second part of the days goal...
~INTRODUCING Wa and THEO for turn out~
Be back soon, to share...
my man and I have an anniversary to enjoy...In the "Oregon Gardens". We are staying in the resort that was built nearby.... and will be celebrating 21 years of wedded bliss!
Yeeha, I am amazed how time flys!
I shall leave you with visions of later in the day, after I left the stable...wooo, look at those skies!
A resident hummer, taking advantage of some energy, before dark
And a rose, my husband has nursed along...showing us love
Have a good weekend all!