Watch this fox painting come alive and wait for the smoke . . . it’s magical.
On a very cold February day it was fun to watch this American Pharoah colt enjoy the spring weather with his dam.
Last week we had record highs — mid 60s and even low 70s. Today the high was 17 and with the wind chill it felt more like 2. What happened to spring?
I came across a pretty amusing news article the other day. The RSPCA received a bombardment of phone calls about the cruelty of a horse that was being transported on a trailer. No horsebox, just a rusty old flat bed trailer. Angry motorists rang in to report the endangered horse.
Luckily, the culprit of the animal cruelty turned out to be a pretty nice couple who were transporting their fake plastic horse from Birmingham, back to their home in Cambridge. Phew! Perhaps motorists thought the poor horse was heading up to Newmarket in preparation for the 1000 Guineas!
I actually pass a life-sized model of a horse every day on my way to the barn. The people who own it move it around it’s paddock periodically and dress it according to the weather. The first time I saw it, I certainly did a double take.
The scary part is that some people actually do put their horse on a flat bed! The video below is a real horse!!
Good to see California Chrome kicking up his heels at Taylor Made farm. He’s showing he still has the moves!
Wow! This looks like fun but also terrifying. Of course, skiing is not my strong suit.
Freedom’s a funny horse. He doesn’t really like being touched or groomed. He can put the fear of God into his massage therapist and don’t even think about sticking an acupuncture needle into him.
But he loves getting clipped.
This afternoon, after three days of temperatures in the high 60s, I decided to clip him. I parked him in the back paddock. He doesn’t need to be tied and I like to clip outside where the light is better and the hair blows away. He doesn’t even need hay. It’s one of the only times that he stands absolutely still.
I think the clippers tickle him because he will reach around and nudge me when I get to certain spots. My philosophy is always to start with just a low trace clip and then take more. Freedom is patient and when I stop, he starts to yawn, lick and chew. Exactly what I would hope to see after a massage.
Hard to believe that after the bitter temperatures that we had last week that today it was 55 degrees and sunny! Already the snow is starting to melt and it’s heavy and dense, not light and fluffy. It’s pretty hard going so today the horses and I took it easy and just enjoyed the warmth and the beautiful light.
I know that I need to get to the gym more often. I need a gym buddy to encourage me.