Some of you know but many of you don’t know we have more than little fluff balls for animals around Sundog Ranch. It’s true. We have some BIG animals who have not been getting the attention they need lately. Poor guys have been stuck in the muck. But we had a break last night! No rain for one whole hour! So even though the clouds were gathering in the west again with thunder and lightning just getting started. Out come the BIG guys to blow off a little steam…I mean A LOT of steam. Can they get any muddier? Yes. Did you know horses like to have a thick layer of dried mud on them? Well now you know. Crazed and excited are a few words that come to mind right now.A run together? Nope…..Chiron darts to the right. His less favorite direction. Can’t handle GQ’s pressure right now. “Hello Mr. Cinnamon goat. How come mom did not let me out to eat grass?” I’ve got some attitude.Can you tell?When mom is photographing me I like to run straight up to her and assert my dominance…..or try to. She acts like the boss and tells me to move away because photo’s like this are what happen. This is not the wind making my hair fly. I’m doing it all by myself. I am a horse. I need to MOVE and feel the wind in my hair. Jumping is one of my favorite things to do. When I land I feel as if I’ve accomplished something.I’m still fairly new at jumping so I have to check in with mom after I jump. Maybe some day mom will jump with me. Her on my back ya know? She says she is not ready to jump barrels. Maybe we could start with a low log or something.No GQ is not trying to help us weed the arena. The sand is wet, the back is itching. Thant means……..it is time to go DOWN. Down…..for a long dreamed about roll. “Oh yeah!!!!” “After a roll the urge to run is overwhelming!” “My tail is trying to tell you something.” I can’t always control it when I run. Did you know we express our feelings with our tail? We express feelings with our neck and head too. Even though I am not a stallion I can still act like one once in awhile.The crisp cool air and the thunder in the distance makes me a little nervous inside. Lots of people, even horse people are afraid of me. Especially when I’m feeling frisky and a little nervous. It must be my eyes and maybe my size.Looks can be deceiving. Because I am a pretty nice guy. See how I have calmed down. It sure is nice to blow off some steam. Thank goodness for a break in the storm.