Yesterday, I went out to blanket horses because we are due to be hit by an ice storm in the next 24 hours. They say it’s going to be worse then 07 (oh the lovely memories of having no electricity for a week while I managed a 40 stall horse barn with one part time helper) – although I think it’s more about people panicking – c’mon this town is all about ice storms and tornados – get over it!
Hubby was feeding horses carrots at the gate while I blanketed them. Big Guy took it well. He knew the storm was coming and liked the idea of a nice comfy blankie when it’s going to be 2 degrees above zero.
ZZ did very well getting blanketed too though she was reluctant to be haltered. This has given me a red flag and I am wondering if someone has been messing with her…? Let’s hope that is not the case, because if it is, someone might die or at least be tortured, slowly, painfully and with a lot of messy body tissue being removed.
However, what I meant to write about in this blog post was the interesting development that ZZ would NOT take a carrot unless BG let her. He wasn’t pushing in front of her, blocking her or pinning his ears, but she was clearly going to take the signal to eat from BG!
It’s just so interesting to watch that he has this clear, authorative presence with her – that of course was reinforced with the typical dominant behavior (pushing, blocking, kicking, pinned ears) back in Decemeber when he was feeling better from his injury.
Yes, the King has wrested his kingdom back from the Ursurper!