June 9, 2022

Disco Playtime

I'm getting closer to blogging regularly again guys, I really am. My personal life is going to be in a bit of a state of upheaval through most of the summer, but I'm taking steps toward normalcy every day.

How about some photos today? First up - some of Disco having a good time playing earlier this week.

Okay but FOR REAL NOW is he ever going to get awkward? Isn't this when I'm supposed to be hiding him behind the barn? He still looks like a baby from some angles, but from others he knocks me over with how freaking gorgeous he is.

We've had the ball for several months now and he didn't really go after it much at first, but as he's gotten older and more rambunctious it's become one of his favorite things.


Because our pastures mostly don't have run-in sheds, our horses have to stay in when there's a chance of storms overnight when they're on night turnout, which is about one night out of every week or two during the summer. I've decided to only let him play with the ball in the indoor, so that it gives him a lot of mental stimulation when he's stuck inside for 23 hours a day.

He is beauty, he is grace, lol

Don't think the ball is his only toy though! Everything is a toy right now. Folding chairs, tarps, whatever else he finds over in our jump storage corner.

Desensitizing himself

He's just so bold, and I love it. It's hard to scare him. Between that and his incredible body awareness (compared to Connor who has...not a lot, lol), I can't help but wonder if he may want to event someday. Fingers crossed. I'd love to get back to that.

I mean...he read the distance to that first pole a mile away and then fixed the related distance by getting right up to the base of the second "jump." A girl can dream, right?!

He even has a new stall toy, which I'll review at some point. He kept popping stall bars out between him and his neighbors when he was bored, so I bought him a Hay Pillow so that even his meals could be playtime.


Hay feeder that he can fling around his stall with abandon = success

Disco, living the good life!



  1. He is such a hoot to watch with that ball; and yes, he's gorgeous! How do you get anything done at the barn???

  2. I'm impressed by his balance on top of the ball!

  3. he is hilarious. And gorgeous

  4. Oooh I want to get Speedy a ball he can roll on for sure. I love how Disco plays with it!

  5. Ugh he's just amaaaazing! I love these updates!

  6. Gosh darn it is he ever more gorgeous every time you post!!

  7. Ahhhh! He's such a beautiful boy!