Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ponying Bella In The Desert

It was wonderful and satisfying to lead Bella with her mother. There was no fighting the halter or pulling away. She came along like she had done it many times before. She's such a smart girl. She and her mother both got a little grain and turned out when we got back to the ranch.


Rising Rainbow said...

So cool, she looks like she's been doing it her whole life.

Around The Funny Farm said...

I have to say.. that looks heavenly!

Envious of your weather... YEP, I am all of THAT too!

;-) Beth

photogchic said...

That is some horse...she never ceases to amaze me. What a perfect day!

Anne said...

Great photos. Love the one with the cat.

Joan said...

Bella is just gorgeous... a very appropriate name. What breed is she? I love her gray dun coloring! ;)

Molly said...

It was a wonderful day experimenting with her attitude. Since she's been turned out into the desert so much I worried she would act up at not being allowed to go where she wanted and eat when she wanted. At first she nipped at her Mama, trying to coax her to go faster and play, but figured the whole scene out pretty fast and was very east to lead.
Anne, Bella usually throws her ears back at the barn cats in case they want her food.
Joan, I have certainly seen the similarities between my little girl and your pretty Kigers. Such an interesting color. You might have noticed her Mother in these pictures is a small quarter horse, and her father is a grey Andalusian. I love your photography!
Photogchic I'm coming your way. Please try to encourage the sun to shine;) You too, MiKael!
Beth, come down for a visit and warm up.

Victoria Cummings said...

That looks so fun - We ponied Siete around like crazy when she was young and it really paid off. The little one gets to see that the older horse isn't scared of things and learns so much. Mama will teach Bella how to be a good horse.