Chaos reigned yesterday, the reason…hormones !! Big Shire mare Lady was pastured with Charm the golden palomino and within moments of going out to play, commenced a full on passion offensive. It took seconds ( if that) for Charm ( the amorous gelding)to reciprocate and after that, if poor Roman (across the fence) even dared to cast a lustful eye in her direction Charms body language helped to change his mind. Sadly for Roman, Lady’s romantic inclinations weren’t reserved exclusively for Charm, and shamelessly the wanting mare teased both willing (but physically) unable geldings. Whilst Lady was concentrating on putting her greatest asset in the faces of both boys, tempers began to flare. Charm was, under no circumstances going to share his girl and once aroused, the black Morgan, Roman was apparently not going to back off. Charm pranced and danced, stomped the ground, ears flat back he threatened…still Roman lusted and Charm incensed by his audacity tried to get through the fence. Not a very good idea and potentially very expensive on vet bills and replacing broken fence ! Clearly plan B had to be found.
Meanwhile, Zingy the little pony mare on her first day at the ranch was having trouble settling in, if we had wanted the fenceline ploughed she would have done a sterling job…but we didn’t and she did ! Back and forth the little chestnut mare walked, eyes firmly fixed on the squabbling threesome across the road. She had hay and she had water but somewhere in her equine brain there was clearly some hormonal reaction to her stable mates unsavoury behaviour. To try to solve the problem, Roman the black Morgan was introduced to Zingy the stressing little chestnut mare. All was calm again, Charm had control of his oversized girl and Roman was content with the undersized model….until Zingy’s mommy came to take her back to the barn. “Better to have loved and lost is better than never having loved at all” clearly didn’t apply here and Roman had another royal tizzy as the little chestnut rump disappeared around the barn wall. Cancel plan B…..quickly.
Plan C was my idea, initially dismissed then re invented as Greg’s idea…( ? )but that’s ok because it seems to have worked. Both mares are quietly grazing, almost ignoring each other whilst the boys have returned to the most important pastime of eating. Who needs girls anyway?
Time to go, Take care keep safe till the next time. M
Happy birthday son xxx