“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Kick Up Yer Heels!

Some days are perfect for kicking up one's heels!  Cool weather is always a welcomed relief for the herd and they show their happiness by excitedly running laps of the front pasture.

Look out!  Those feet fly in every direction.  (Need I mention that each one of these kicks is always accompanied by some amount of flatulence!). Turbo charged!!

"Run for cover!!"

It does my heart good to see old One-Eyed Moonie out running like this with his herd.  Having lost one eye does not seem to hold him back at all!

When looking through these photos from yesterday morning, I had a tendency to concentrate on Moonie.  But, as you can see if you look at the others... they were just as involved in all of the shenanigans.

A pile-up... look out for those hooves!  They are big enough to send a little horse flying.  Although, for all of the kicking and bucking that Moonie does when he is excited like this, he has never directed any of those kicks towards anyone else.

I think he kicks simply as a way to express joy!

It's amazing to me that a horse that weighs this much can get so much of his body off of the ground at one time!

This went on for about 10 minutes.

Once they all had an adequate aerobic workout,...

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