Will Big Mama leave 10 Herdmates to come Play in the Snow?

One of our fellow horse listeners in California asked me to shoot some video of the horses in the snow. When I arrived, all 11 horses were in the barn – waiting for my barn help to finish clearing the manure, so he could give them their daily alfalfa treat. So I wasn’t sure if any of them were going to want to follow me out into the snow!

But bless her, big mama Audelina figured playtime with Jini was as good as alfalfa πŸ™‚ I think she also knows me well enough to know that I would give her extra if she ever missed out. We ended up tromping around the deep, fresh snow, creating new paths and getting a great cardio workout (for me anyway). And then after a while, the others came out to join us…

Will Big Mama leave 10 Herdmates to come Play in the Snow?

2 thoughts on “Will Big Mama leave 10 Herdmates to come Play in the Snow?

  • February 24, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    Such a winter wonderland. I know easy for my lower elevation California self to say! It is so beautiful to watch them in the snow! How many times a year do you get snow? Love how Audes family came out to be with her! Then the whole group! Aude definitely has a very strong connection to you and seems to make sure everyone knows! She seems very fierce about absorbing all her Jini time. Thanks for taking the time to give me the glimpse into your white world! ✌🏼❀️🐴

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    • February 24, 2019 at 11:56 am
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      Spot on observations Michelle! This line is just perfect: “She seems very fierce about absorbing all her Jini time.” πŸ™‚ Fiercely loving, that’s our Aude!

      It’s interesting because I’ve lived here for over 25 years and we almost never got snow – if we did, it was less than an inch and gone in a day. But the last 5 years or so, we get serious 18-24″ of snow and it can last for weeks. And we get 2-5 episodes per winter. Now that the city has finally figured out that this is our new normal and gotten enough snowplows etc going, I actually prefer it this way. I know the horses greatly prefer snow to rain. And the temperature remains fairly mild – barely below freezing, so it’s a win-win as far as I’m concerned!

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