The Sarabear Chronicles: Part II

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Joining the Herd  Oh the Drama!

With the girls tucked safely in their stalls, introductions were made all around before walking Sara around the perimeter of The Girls' pasture.  Photos below from Left to Right: Lady and Bella, Rina, and Taya. Um, apparently DD hasn't quite mastered the concept of holding the camera completely still when taking photographs...

Shadow and Cinnamon (Photo Right) were the first of the Moo Crew members to arrive at the fence as we headed up the hill with Sara in tow.  WOO! - Who is that?? Haaay, she's kind of cute...  

Of course Shadow (a.k.a. Señior Studmuffin) developed an instantaneous infatuation with the pretty new arrival. 

While Cinnamon quickly lost interest, Shadow remained at the fence and quickly struck several of his very best studly poses (Photo Left). In an added attempt to impress the new love of his life - who was completely oblivious - he arched his neck over the fence and let out an itty bitty whinny. Oh the shame of it... Sara was distinctly unimpressed with his machismo...(of course it may just have been his sissyfied whinny that failed to wow her :o)

After turning Sara loose, we let the girls out of their stalls.  Everyone raced around madly for a few minutes, then settled down to munch hay.

As The New Girl, Sara was not exactly warmly welcomed at the hay although Taya finally agreed to share a bit of hers. 

Rina, Lady and Bella ultimately decided to pretend that Sara did not exist in their little world. Although Bella periodically cast surreptitious glances Sara's way, she made no offer of friendship which surprised me. Remember her being riveted at the fence?

Unfortunately, Shadow seemed to be experiencing a rather extreme case of denial. He continued his attempts to convince Sarabear of his overwhelming manly appeal by executing his very best trot in large circles by the fence; while periodically peeking at her to see if Sara had fallen head over hooves for him yet.

Sadly, she hadn't. Poor Shadow... :o\

Stay tuned for the next installment: Mean Girls


  1. Awww, poor Shadow, I really feel for the guy. Maybe even with horses the nice guys finish last? Sarabear is one gorgeous horse! love that head :)
    Hope everything is settling down now!
    Hugs and prayers,

  2. Yes, I believe his titanic ego was seriously deflated by this. Sara is definitely a very pretty girl, but we aren't all quite settled yet...

  3. Sara really is pretty. It is hard to get everyone to know each other. Just takes time and it looks like they are beginning to accept her. Thanks for visiting our blog

  4. Woof! WOW ... beautiful horses. My Dad LOVEs n rides horses. Oh! I was born in a barn that houses and shows horses. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. Girls can be so mean! Just like at the playground.

  6. Marg - Yes, she is very pretty and sweet too :o)

    Sugar - Thanks for the woofs, and aren't you a lucky thing to have been born in such posh surroundings?!?

    Buggys - You are exactly right. Horses tend to take an instant dislike to outsiders coming into their herds, and their "welcoming committee" tends to be anything but.

    Horsey hugs to all, and thank you for the comments!!

  7. Love the photos, such beautiful animals they are.

  8. Thank you Ann! I could stay outside and watch them all day long (and sometimes do, which is one reason my house looks like a tornado went through it :o)

  9. I like your story of the new horse. It's amazing what we see from our animal friends if we just watch.

  10. Ratty: Isn't it though? I've been amazed at the vast amount of communication that goes on between horses. Most of it is so subtle, you miss it if you are not watching very carefully. It has opened up a whole new world for me :o)

  11. Woof! It's ME again Sugar. Just want to wish you and your family Happy Holidays. I just posted my last post for the year. We are going on a long Holiday break. Lots of Golden Holiday Woofs, Sugar

  12. Sara is very pretty! Maybe she's playing hard to get with Shadow! Your photos of these beautiful animals are wonderful!

  13. A long holiday break? Oh Sugar, you lucky dog you! *grin* Hope you all have a terrific time!

    Thank you BeadedTail! Although I feel obligated to admit that for every "great shot" I do get, I've probably missed about 200. Sara is still being very coy, and batting her eyes flirtatiously at Shadow from a safe distance :o)

Your comments really brighten my day!

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