Monday, January 17, 2011

She Brakes for Horse Hooves

Because rain is in the forecast for the next 24 hours, I send Caeli out to fetch the pregnant ewes from the pasture. It's been a week since she worked sheep, and she quivers with excitement. In less than a minute she has brought the sheep in and moved them to their stall. Finished, I say, "that'll do," and she trots alongside me as I walk through the horse stall. Then, she brakes, u-turns, and goes back to the stall. She snatches a hoof trimming left from the morning farrier visit and trots on. Even working dogs enjoy the occasional treat.

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