Thursday, May 29, 2008

Blue, rolling in the dust

I think I've shared videos before of Blue rolling after being ridden, but I never get tired of watching him do this. I think it feels good to him to have the sweaty saddle off, and rolling is a way to scratch his back. Most horses I've seen do this after the saddle is removed and they're turned loose. Old-timers used to say that for every roll the horse takes in succession, he's worth $100. Which means most horses aren't worth a lot, Blue included.

Blue is currently on a diet. He's fatter than he's ever been. So I'm keeping him in the stall and turning him out to pasture a couple times a day for two to three hours. I'm going to try very hard to see that he gets at least a little bit of daily exercise, too. He's been somewhat neglected during our move.

Blue rolling again


Celeste said...

I can't stable Precious. SHe goes nuts if she is locked up.

Midlife Mom said...

I love watching the horses roll too. Blue really kicked up some dust! What I don't like is when they do that right after I've given them a nice bath!

Glad you are getting all settled in your now home. Yes, that second bath is the best thing since sliced bread! We just couldn't be without it!

So ole' Darryl is in jail? That is a hoot that you are still getting calls for him on your cell!

Muhd Imran said...

If horses could talk... I think he's day "pretty refreshing" after the roll on the sand.

Interesting to watch.