Friday, May 8, 2015

The Zebro and the Gulls

The Joy of Being

Yesterday the stars aligned and I was lucky enough to be out on the range when our senior Sorraia stallion, Altamiro decided to put on a spectacular show - and I had my camera!

So far none of the other "wild" horses living at Ravensyerie have taken to chasing birds as a form of exercise and enjoyment, but Altamiro, now ten years old, continues to demonstrate his "joy of being" by leaving the herd to go look for adventure among the birds across the preserve.  He doesn't always chase birds that happen to be resting or feeding on the open grasslands, but when he does, it is a definite thrill to see.  Always makes my day, and I hope it makes yours, too!

I'm sharing some still images I've extracted from the video.  The video footage I captured is now up on YouTube here:  Just Be

I will also try to embed the video within this journal entry, but if it appears cramped into space and not displaying properly, please click the Just Be link and go to YouTube directly.


Annemiek said...

Wonderful video and photo's Lynne! Altamiro looks so good! How are the other boys doing at Ravenseyrie? Enjoing spring as much as Altamiro does?

eva said...

I don't think i have ever heard of a horse creating this kind of entertainment for himself. Playing chase with a dog, yes, but with birds? And none of the other bachelors joining.

Altamiro looks gorgeous, and I am glad the snow and ice is giving way to green shots. Would you believe it, spring is long over here in California.

Lynne Gerard said...

Annemiek, I answered your first query in a new blog entry just now. I'm glad you enjoyed the video and photos.

Eva you will see from the video I published today that we just came through a nice bit of rain. Wishing some relief for California - how difficult things must be.

Nice to hear from you and Miek! I appreciate that you are still reading the blog. I have so much to share...but other time constraints keep me from posting more regularly. I keep trying to catch up...