A Photo Journal: Foxie and Smokey’s Arrival on the Farm

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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.

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Lynn’s “big rig”

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After picking up Smokey and Foxie, Karen meets us back at the farm to take photos of our arrival. She spots the “big rig.”Β 

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The “big rig” turns into the driveway.

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Lynn pulls into the big pasture. The big machines are there to work on our ring over the weekend.

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Lynn turns the “big rig” around, and we prepare to unload the horses.

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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.

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Foxie on the left and Smokey on the right. Smokey is so small, he has walked under the chest bar.

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Foxie walks backward off the trailer like a pro.

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Sydney and Lauren-Kate welcome Smokey to the farm. He’s happy to discover lots of grass.

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Foxie is happy to see the grass too.

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Sydney and I walk Smokey and Foxie through the big pasture towards the barn.

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Once we go through the lane, we’ll take the horses to the small paddock beside their stalls.

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Both horses seem more interested in the grass than anything else.

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Foxie and Sydney

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Smokey and Lauren-Kate

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The horses seem to settle in quickly.

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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.

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After their trailer ride together, Smokey and Foxie are content to graze close to each other.

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After letting the horses relax and graze in the paddock, the girls bring them into the barn for grooming.

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Foxie is wondering who that is behind her taking photos. Why it’s Karen, of course!

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We’re all happy to have the horses home.

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I don’t think I stopped smiling all afternoon.

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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!

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