Back in 2011, I noticed a lonely toy horse, standing by itself in a lush field (Out to Pasture). I’d had one of those horses when I was a kid, although mine got a lot more use. I drove by it almost every day when I drove my daughter to school but never saw a child out there playing.
This spring, the evidence of the breeding program at “Rockinghorse Farm” is evident as the herd population has exploded. Just as well they have such great pasture! I still haven’t seen any signs of humans (large or small) but I know many of us enjoy watching the herd grow. I only regret that I didn’t take pictures over the winter — it was a great way of keeping track of the snow levels!
Here’s the foundation sire for the program and what got me started on this series.
FWIW, these horses are always just as I found them. It’s fun to see how the herd interacts and re-arranges itself, so I’ve never been tempted to meddle with them.
Is Mattel sure that this isn’t Katie Price and her horse? Sure looks like her color scheme!
There have been many times in my life when I was horse-less when I would have installed “Trotify” on my bike.
When I was a kid I dreamed of having my own horse . . . and had to settle for a 10-speed.
Even when I was in college I would pretend that the wind in my hair was from galloping, rather than pedaling.
The sound effects would have made it oh-so-much better!