Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hide & Seek

If you've been following my blog for a couple of years now you'll know that on the lease land at our old place Chrome and I used to play hide and seek.  I've missed it here because with only five acres there aren't a whole lot of places to hide.  Today when I called Chrome up for his food I hid behind a tree while I waited.  He came trotting up doing his super trot and went all the way to the gate.  He stood at the gate and stared at the feed shed which is right on the other side of the fence.

I whistled really low and he spun around to look back out across the pasture.  When I whistled again he trotted over to his hay feeder and stopped again.  He was looking in the wrong direction so I clucked under my breath and he finally looked my way, but he couldn't see me.  I whistled again and he trotted toward my tree with this big, floating trot and his neck all arched.  He trotted all the way around the tree and stopped in front of me to get scratched all over his head and praised.  I think he missed it too!  He was so engaged and happy when I was praising him.  I might have to try hiding more often!!  I'll take my camera next time.  This was totally spur of the moment so I didn't have it with me.

The pictures in this post are from the old property when we used to play hide and seek.


  1. That sounds like so much fun. We close on our new horse property in a few weeks. Once I have a horse again I'll have to give hide and seek a try!

  2. Sounds like fun! :) I've never attempted hide and seek with my mare, but I do occasionally with my donkey. It seems to really make him use his brain, haha!

  3. That is so exciting Renee!! I can't wait to see your new property!

    Hannah, it really does seem to engage their brains doesn't it?? I think my donkey would love it if he weren't afraid of humans hehe.

  4. How cute! Games are always fun, no matter the species. :-D

  5. That's a fun game to play! It sounds like he really enjoys it.


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