First, as an aside, I’m making a formal plea for Hubby… He needs to move off of Camp Roberts and into a living situation in the Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo area. He is neat and clean, a military officer and would only be there (most times) 4 nights a week. A warm bedroom, maybe a nice window, a clean bathroom, kitchen rights and a fairly quiet atmosphere so he could study – he is getting his Masters at Cal Poly – is all he’d need. Hubby sometimes plays his guitar. So, If you have a nice spare bedroom/bath room (or know someone who does) and would be gracious enough to open it up to Hubby (as we are trying to relocate all of us into a house down there in the near future) please let me know. I would greatly, greatly appreciate any tips. Craigslist is coming up empty and Hubby is quite frustrated. Thank you!
HANGING OUT WITH MY HORSES – I find it fascinating how they choose what to do with their time!
Today, I let the barn horses (Bodhi, Remi, Rojo, Sam and Gwen) wander around the property.
I do this often. These guys are my lawn mowers extraordinaire!
Except now, there is no more grass. In California, as you all know, we cannot water anything. So, the lawns are brown. There is no foliage except for the established trees and bushes.
If there is nothing to eat…well then… what is a horse to do when let free?
I wanted to find out!
NO ONE WILL CONVINCE ME THAT HORSES DON’T THINK THINGS THROUGH – in their own way.
Sure, a horse doesn’t have the same experiences we do, so they don’t know the things we know (like glass windows will break if leaned upon…). However, horses do ponder things from their perspective. And, it is my opinion that they think/feel/emote all the time.
My way to watch my horses think, is to let them out with no food source. The horses will want to stay in the ‘new’ area, but they’ll have to figure out what to do all day.
Here is my photojournal.