Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Saturday, 22 March 2014

"Max"imum handsome and Harley makes a "shocking" discovery!

 I have  had a  few  inquiries  on  Max and  one in  particular  requested  more  photos. Tough  to do this  time of  year as  they are  pretty  fuzzy  still .I did  get  a couple  OK  shots , but I also  got  some  fun  ones.He has  become  a pocket  pony  so I need  to be  quick  with  the  camera  to get anything  other  than  a shot  right up his  nose!
 "awe  gosh ! I is  a cutie! "
 My "princely  side"


And then there is  Harley. Sigh . Cute ,sweet  smart and  oh  so mischievous! He  is always  eager to check  out what is  going  on  and  be  a part of things, including  when I was  trying  to fix  waterers  earlier in  the year. Pulled  the cover off, dragged  the  tank  away , offered to carry off  tools,  the works 
Well Mr  Mischief got  a  little  wake up  call. It  seems  he was  investigating  the  stock  tank  heater, a little  too closely and  I am  guessing  by what  I found  he  got "shocking"  result !
I went  out  on Friday  to  do  chores  to find the  tank heater unplugged, the  tank  freezing  , and Harley  looking pretty  wide eyed  and nervous.Let him  drink from another  tank till today After  checking to make  sure it  was  still working , I plugged it  back in and  filled  the tank and  let him back in with it .
To say  he  was  cautious   is an  understatement ! Circled it and  came  at it  from different  angles  for about 10 min  until  I stood in  the pen with  my hand in the  water. Then he  finally  took  a  cautious  sip. 

 To say  he  was  cautious   is an  understatement ! Circled it and  came  at it  from different  angles  for about 10 min  until  I stood in  the pen with  my hand in the  water. Then he  finally  took  a  cautious  sip. 

"It is NOT  funny ! "
 A little  disgusted  with  me  laughing at him  I think
 Hope he  learned! 
Funny  thing is I was  just  saying on the phone to my  niece  the other  day, how he  had  not  messed  with  the tank  heater  ...yet. 
Oops  I guess I jinxed myself .
Oh well  the  life  with  young  horses  I guess. 
Stay safe 


Unknown said...

Gosh your horses are sure pretty! Poor Harley! I wish Sassy would have gotten zapped once while in WY. Maybe she would have left stuff alone. Of course now it isn't tank heaters she messes with. Its the automatic waterers! Silly mare.

Willow said...

Max is looking mighty fine . What a flashy boy , and a fun personality to match !

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Even horse's get bored ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Crystal said...

Oh Harley! Silly boy...hope he learned.
And Maks what a cutie he sure has the color and the personality :)

kden said...

You take such fun pictures of your horses. Love their different personalities.

aurora said...

That Max of yours, sigh...he is handsome!! Harley is going to keep you on your toes, smiling.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Well, I guess it is still winter where you are. LOL. The yearlings look great, as does Harley.