Foal Friday: Pool Party

In case I haven’t mentioned it enough, it’s been HOT here in Texas. Triple digit heat, the kind that makes you feel like you’re living in an oven. So Michelle did what any normal person would do, and made the babies a kiddie pool (which will eventually become a water jump with a liner and gravel, but who can wait on all that when it’s 110 degrees). The “hole” was already there, and the babies were hot, so… in went the hoses. Which caused GREAT EXCITEMENT.

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SOMETHING FUN IS HAPPENING
olliegallop
EVERYTHING IS FUN

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Oakleywait
This is Oakley’s excited face

But, ya know… big holes take a really long time to fill with water, so after some initial fanfare, everyone got bored again.

Ellieabducted
two alien abductions occurred while they waited

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Elliesideeye
um yes hello, you’re the help, fill my pool faster!

In the meantime I suggested that maybe they would like some pool noodles in their kiddie pool, so Michelle went and found some and stuck them outside of the fence to bring in later once it was ready. Naturally, Ollie found them outside of the fence, grabbed one, dragged it in, and proceeded to carry it around the field with him until Michelle came back and took it away.

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LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!

By the evening it was finally full and ready to go, with the pool noodles in place, so they went back in to check out their new water fixture.

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS
remigallop
Pepe LePew approves
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look at how blonde Remi is getting

Literally no one who has been following along with this year’s foal crop will be surprised to hear that Ollie was the first one in, and he immediately made a beeline straight for the pool noodles.

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are these for me???
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these are definitely for me

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GUYS! GUYS! COME LOOK WHAT I HAS.
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I MURDER

Let’s be real, Ollie is the one completely carrying this comedy troupe by now. Granted, he’s such a whirling dervish of activity, I think the other babies aren’t always sure quite what to do with him. He has a tendency to steal the show.

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watchers
“this kid is weird” – literally every other horse

So yes, Ollie totally hogged the pool at it’s opening. We’ll see how the others start to play in it once there isn’t quite so much OLLIE happening in there. They’ve all at least wandered into it by now, so I think it’s a hit.

Hope you guys are surviving summer in as much style as these babies are. Happy Friday!

 

 

10 thoughts on “Foal Friday: Pool Party

  1. Since Ollie is in to everything, did he try to play with the hoses?
    They must have attracted his attention. Snakey thing running along the ground with water pouring out into the swimming hole. Irresistible!
    M in NC
    (I play with the hose when I am watering multiple times a day. Hot & dry at my house too).

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  2. Ollie is so cute and so bad all at the same time πŸ™‚ What a fun time those foal have. Damn I would get in that swimming hole with them about now. I washd Remus this am (8 am and it was DISGUSTING already ) and sprayed myself. THeN Got home and watered some plants and sprayed myself again. So just give me a pool noodle and I would be in with Ollie.

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  3. I wish I could do this for my horse! She grew up on a ranch that must’ve had ponds, because she’s one who will lay down and roll and play in the water (and, uhm, doesn’t really care if you’re on her or not…). But she’s also convinced pool noodles will eat her, so perhaps she needs to meet Ollie and learn his ways. (Or maybe not, I don’t know if I want to deal with that kind of mischief on a daily basis.)

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