News from Mini Hapi Times Farm

Sue, Ray and I didn’t go to the Iowa Horse Fair this weekend as planned. The weather forecasters are predicting a blizzard for central Iowa starting mid-day tomorrow, and we didn’t want to be driving a horse trailer through that for 250 miles, so we all opted to stay home. We will go to the MN Horse Expo the end of the month instead.

Although it was a bit breezy, we took Kay and Loki out for a nine mile jaunt. We did quite a bit of walking, since this was the first long drive of the season. There was also quite a bit of snow and ice on our local trail, so we had to be careful. The drilltec on their shoes helps with grip on ice, but we didn’t want to take chances. Both horses behaved pretty well, although Kay seemed determined to keep her nose close to the back of Ray’s cart. I spent quite a bit of time trying to convince her to move back a bit so that we have room to maneuver if something happened.

We let Kay, Loki, and Sunny graze on the lawn a bit while we got ready for the evening feeding.

The temperature was starting to drop as we finished evening chores. Pongo supervised.

We are sure ready for the real spring!