Friday, July 12, 2013

Red Sweetly Waits for Pie

Red has done something very sweet the past two days.  When I get there in the early morning to turn them out into the pasture from their adjoining paddocks - this is so I can keep exact record of how much  grazing time Pie is getting - I turn out Red first - he gallops off into the distance to join the herd and disappears - and then I turn out Pie - he gallops off too, often stopping to grab a few bites of grass as he goes.

Yesterday, Red did something different.  He stopped halfway up the hill and waited for Pie.  Pie galloped up to him and when he got close, Red took off and they both galloped away at very high speed - racehorse speed - with Red leading and Pie close behind.  Those boys both have a fair percentage of racing Quarter Horse blood, and they can move out when they want to.

And then today, Red waited for Pie again, but this time they cantered away together at a nice relaxed pace, side by side.

What fine horses they are, and I love that they have a close bond.


  1. My horse, also named Red, does the same with his favorite mare of the group, a fellow Quarter Horse, also a Bay. :) I love it! Just the other day, we were pulling out of the driveway at the barn and the other horses galloped off, but Red waited at the gate until we got in the car, then as we pulled out, he galloped alongside of the fence, following our van until we were out of sight. Love it!

    1. Horse affection - whether for us or for another horse - is so compelling somehow - they're so honest in their feelings.

  2. This is the most adorable, sweet post!!!! Thank you for sharing this. I love picturing Red waiting for Pie - besties frolicking off together. Oh, how wonderful they are!!!!!


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