I have not seen Shyloh since before the whole polar vortex thing. A whole week and a half! I was sick for a whole weekend, then the world froze, then work/school/internship. I wasn't worried, Shy was in good hands and she is a hardy pony, but I felt bad for not being able to help out Jaime and Kyle during that whole time.
Jaime said that she thought Shy missed me, she was being mean to the minions. She was also doing silly things like rearing up at wind and snow swirls, then getting mad and chasing the minions. Silly because Shy is not a rearer, it is way too much effort for her.
In efforts to keep the horses out of the Arctic winds, Jaime tried to keep the horses inside a little longer than usual. Shy was not down with that and her and Isaac kept breaking out of their stalls. So out they went. All the horses held up extremely well in this weather. Shy was liking it so much that she refused to come in a couple nights. Jaime and Kyle chased her around because they were determined to get her in the barn and away from the cold. I told them to leave her out since she was being a brat. Every other horse goes right inside, straight to their stall. Not mine. She likes to be chases, tossing her head the hole time. She did get left out the other night, but the cold winds had left so it was no big deal. She survived just fine and is still a chubby pony. She almost got left out tonight because I had to chase her, but when she realized that the round bale was gone, she gave up and went in for her hay.
On top of refusing to come inside, Shy continues to slip out of her halter each night and roam half the barn. The only halter she did not slip out of was the one she broke. I need to get another. That was a nice halter. Her current halter also gets taken off in the pasture and somehow ends up in the big draft pasture. . .
When I pulled up to the barn today, Shy looked at me, then ran away tossing her head. Yeah, I am pretty sure she did not miss me. She let me hug her for a bit. Then we played in the snow for a while. I am convinced Shy loves the snow! She was trotting and cantering around and I was tossing snowballs at her. She thought it was fun!
Did I mention that now that the weather is above freezing, it has started raining? Spring, I am so ready for you!!