Exploring his area of responsibility.

Autumn 2013 082So, I could not find Sterling anywhere in his field or in the woods.  If you have followed my blog at all, you know he has become quite the explorer this year.  So I was calling and I saw him down in the creek eating something.  He reminded me of a moose in the water.  That rope that crosses the creek in the following photo is the only thing that keeps him off the track where the girls live.  I will modify that, but it does look like he would need to limbo underneath it. Autumn 2013 083So, I called him and he came out of the creek to visit with me which is very easily accessed from the woods when the leaves and brush are not growing, like in the Autumn.
Autumn 2013 084Then, like he was showing me what he found, he went back in the water and decided to walk down the stream.  This is not anything the girls or any other horses have done for that matter in my space!  He is a brave explorer! Autumn 2013 085 Autumn 2013 086                                                                                                                                                       Then off he goes. Autumn 2013 087 Autumn 2013 088

He blazed right through all of the branches hanging down across the stream.  Made me wonder if he had not done this before. Autumn 2013 089 Autumn 2013 090

He went around the corner and out of sight!  I was hopeful that he would come back.  Happily I noticed a large tree had fallen across the creek and he was not interested (at least on this day) in jumping it! Autumn 2013 091 Autumn 2013 092

So he came back, foraging along the creek bank all the way, doing his best impression of a Moose with dripping greens hanging out of his mouth.  Autumn 2013 093 Autumn 2013 094

These branches hung across the whole creek, he needed to navigate them to not get stuck.  Autumn 2013 095 Autumn 2013 096

Without any trouble he came back and then I started the video on my phone as he played in the water.  Sorry about turning the phone, I didn’t know I couldn’t and I don’t know how to fix it now!

At the end there when he scales the opposite bank, effortlessly I might add,  that is why I can no longer use the creek as a fence.  I thought there really was no inviting place on the other side of the creek to cross.  Or at least there wasn’t before there was!  The boys bridge

This is the bridge we build for the boys to cross the creek.  And, until now this is how they always crossed over into the woods.  You know what they say about idle hooves!

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