Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday Fall photo shoot!

Pictures say it all and I sooo love photography! These pictures were taken this past Sunday on a beautiful MI fall day! I wish fall could be a little longer than normal. It just goes by too fast and I cannot get enough of the pretty colors of all the fall leaves! Enzo is starting to look a little more grown up now. And his winter coat is coming in so nice and dark. Not all sun bleached out, LOL. I just love it! I got so many great shots, that I will just post them here and there. I hope all of you all across the world are also having wonderful fall days with your horses!

Create great moments~Janine and Enzo
Enzo getting taller!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Approach and retreat

I was off to the barn after work yesterday. So I could get there early enough to still play in the daylight with Enzo outside. The sun sure is precious now during the work week and I try to take advantage of every second left. I then realized I might miss all the light after all! Tonight my farrier was to come out to give Enzo a trim and I had forgotten, agghh. After calling my farrier to see how far along he was? I found out my farrier was running late. Good for me, since I also was running late, but bad for daylight. Well, we got the trim done on Enzo and he was a good boy!!! I was very proud of Enzo and his new toes looked great again! It was about 6:45pm and pretty much dark. I could see a little! I decided to hurry with the splint boots and was determined to play outside and not in the indoor arena again. Plus there is this new scary giant tree stump out by the driveway. The barn owners had been cutting trees down this past weekend and this piece still hasn't been picked up as of yet. I figured it was a great time for Enzo to finally meet the tree stump! I went out there and both of us started to play the approach and retreat game. We played sideways, yo yo, and circled to and by the stump. A few times Enzo kind of pulled me over to the stump. Since Enzo was getting so curious in the large object. Then Enzo would stop half way there and decide the stump was too scary. I said, that's ok because we were going over here anyway(a different direction). Enzo would circle around again. And again Enzo would pull me to the stump. This time closer, but still not all the way to stump. We continued our games from further away and slowly back at the stump again. Finally Enzo just dragged me to the stump and sniffed it. Enzo is very oral and decided he wanted to chew on it and then Enzo tried to climb up on the stump. Enzo always makes me laugh and he ended up having a great time with that silly old tree stump! I was also so impressed that we were now in the dark and Enzo was far from the barn with me and the silly stump. Enzo hadn't tried to run back to the barn once. Ohh what a good feeling that was. We then playing point to point with eating grass all the way back to the barn. What a fun evening!
Create great moments~Janine and silly Enzo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

scary crane

Ohhhh Enzo you are sooo silly. The other evening I had limited time to spend with Enzo. I figured, I would just hand graze him a little and just have cuddle time. We both were standing out front by the pond enjoying the nice breeze and soft sun just hanging out. Soo peaceful! Then a large crane came flying in to hunt bugs next to the pond. Enzo thought for sure there was a flying pterodactyl that comes down and eats horses whole!!!!!! Enzo jumped 10 feet, then did his famouse 360 turn in a split second, and ran off! When Enzo finally got to a safe distance, Enzo snorted so loud the whole neighborhood probably heard it, LOL! I also was super amazed that Enzo could also play arabian. He was prancing around like one and his tail was actually completely straight up in the air! Geee, that sure looked funny on him. When Enzo was done snorting and prancing around, I went and got him. I was hoping the bird was still there. But when Enzo freaked out the bird freaked out and flew away himself. I took Enzo back to the grass and Enzo continued to eat again. So I guess, Enzo lived though the scary pterodactyl attach!

Create great moments~ Janine and silly young Enzo