I was originally going to call this post
"Making Snow Angels".
Yesterday morning, while I was cleaning the dry lot,
the Bigs took turns rolling in the snow.
and lastly, Moonbeam.
Back and forth they rolled, with obvious enjoyment.
"Are they making snow angels?" I wondered....
How strange that they all did this at the same time.
I think not.
That carries with it a connotation that the horses might also be angelic.
Ahhh, but this is far from the truth.
At this point I changed the name of this post to
"The Calm Before the Storm".
Because, as soon as I finished my chores and headed back to the house,
these three angelic equines found the only stall door that I had inadvertently
left unlatched....not open, mind you, just not latched.
They used their dexterous lips to open the stall doors the whole way...
their gateway to freedom.
And off they ran.....
(All of this unbeknownst to me.)
That is, until Becky yelled in my back door...
"Hey, the Bigs are loose!!"
Quick! on with the jacket, snowpants, boots, gloves...
hop into the gator,
stop at the barn, pick up the halters and lead ropes
and a little tasty feed as a lure.
Drive down the lane, down the road, around the corner,
up towards Becky's barn (they always go there...to visit her horses.)
Low and behold there they were, carefully closed in her pasture
(Thank you Kathy...
our neighbor who spotted them running and headed out after them)
Halters on.....trudging back to our barn....carefully, through ice and snow...
back into the dry lot....
(Thanks for the help, Kathy and Beck...it takes a village!)
I think not.
Unfortunately, in the haste to get out to corral these naughty kids,
I forgot my camera.
So no pictures as proof.
You'll have to take me at my word, as I huff and puff from chasing them...