A Photo Journal: Foxie and Smokey’s Arrival on the Farm
Posted: April 12, 2015 Filed under: Our animals, The farm | Tags: barn, farm, Foxie, friends, gratitude, horses, joy, nature, Smokey, transitions
Lauren-Kate, me and Sydney getting ready to meet Lynn with her horse trailer. The forecast was for rain and storms, so we brought our raincoats.
Lynn’s “big rig”
After picking up Smokey and Foxie, Karen meets us back at the farm to take photos of our arrival. She spots the “big rig.”
The “big rig” turns into the driveway.
Lynn pulls into the big pasture. The big machines are there to work on our ring over the weekend.
Lynn turns the “big rig” around, and we prepare to unload the horses.
We open the side door. Looks like they made the trip okay. Smokey, the Shetland pony, has eaten his hay and is looking for more.
Foxie on the left and Smokey on the right. Smokey is so small, he has walked under the chest bar.
Foxie walks backward off the trailer like a pro.
Sydney and Lauren-Kate welcome Smokey to the farm. He’s happy to discover lots of grass.
Foxie is happy to see the grass too.
Sydney and I walk Smokey and Foxie through the big pasture towards the barn.
Once we go through the lane, we’ll take the horses to the small paddock beside their stalls.
Both horses seem more interested in the grass than anything else.
Foxie and Sydney
Smokey and Lauren-Kate
The horses seem to settle in quickly.
After showing the horses around, we let them graze for about an hour in the pasture. Since they’re not used to a lot of grass, we plan to ease them in.
After their trailer ride together, Smokey and Foxie are content to graze close to each other.
After letting the horses relax and graze in the paddock, the girls bring them into the barn for grooming.
Foxie is wondering who that is behind her taking photos. Why it’s Karen, of course!
We’re all happy to have the horses home.
I don’t think I stopped smiling all afternoon.
After dinner, Sydney, Joel and I came down to the barn and stayed until after dark. It was quite a day!
With gratitude for Karen and her wonderful photos!