Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sun pokes through my lashes

On Friday afternoon, we were treated to a few rays of much needed sunshine. I hopped on my Pie for our first ride in a few days. I could tell as I groomed and tacked up that he was going to be a good boy, and I wasn't disappointed. It was humid and buggy and our land was slightly squishy and muddy, but we were unbelievably fortunate when compared to most of our area's flooding problems.  

Pie was a little frightened of our downed trees at first, but I circled him and encouraged him forward with gentle leg pressure and he responded perfectly.  Good boy.

Here is a shot of his lovely ears as we headed back home.  He actually picked up his pace here - I think he was taking a double take at my cousin's boat. I was grateful for the pace pick-up - he had been slogging around a bit. Earlier he never flinched when we passed a new, big boat beside our property. Pie is a great horse. 

Above is a nice photo of our sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora).  

And here is another sweet autumn friend enjoying a sweet autumn treat!  This is my Brindle Boxer, Found in the Fog, gobbling yummy apples that have fallen off the tree.  Foggy, a very dark bay, has bleached out to a strange color.  I am looking forward to the arrival of his sleek winter coat, even though I could do without the winter temperatures that come with it.


  1. I quite like his sunbleached look. I was sporting one myself after getting hair lightened before a sunny holiday, came back looking like candy floss :)

    Winter coats will be in soon, make the most of the sun. Surely the bugs will go soon?!

  2. Lovely pictures, so glad you had a good ride on Pie. Winter coats are coming on all the horses here and there is a real chill in the air too.

  3. I love your pictures! And I have to say that I am a bit biased by Pie, one of my dogs goes by that nickname :) i look forward to browsing through your blog some more!


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