This experience has a video so readers can come away with a 'fuller' appreciation of what she rode through. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJEirSR-_j8
Critters were in a harmonious mood. When I went into the pony pen to close them off their free feed, I entered talking. As I walked to the hay pen, I told them it would be really nice if they would just walk out and not make me come chase. One by one, they came out the gate EXECPT Red who had his whole entire pony body inside the round bale feeder. He gave me a dirty look then worked on getting the fat red body out of the feeder and out of the pen. It is so much nicer when they respond like this.