It was snowing for our ride today. I went to the car with Pie in tow to get my camera. Pie loves helping me get things out of the car.
Look at the snow flakes falling in front of the sweet boy! His muzzle is brown in the winter and so is Sovey's, but cutie Foggy's nose is completely black.
Pie was turning around as my mom took this one so his back legs are under him in a weird position. He looks like a fat pony. Oh, I love him! The turnpike is right behind us with roaring trucks but Pie doesn't care. Today when I mounted, I couldn't get my boot in the stirrup - my pants were too tight (yikes!) and I had to take my other hand and pull my boot up. It took forever and Pie stood statue still for me while the snow was whipping around. My mom asked, "Why is he so good?" I really don't know. He is a great horse.
Funny face, Pie. Funny arms, me. Funny gloves on the ground, Mom!
Good rides lately on all the boys, but too cold to enjoy much after the ride. Barn chores are easy because I can keep warm, but riding leaves me like a frozen popsicle with frost bitten fingers. I have to get warmer gloves. The post ride grazing session is painful. And of course, two other sweeties want their turns after the first horse. Today, as I was grazing Sovereign out near the road, a car slowed and pulled over. The back window rolled down and a little boy looked out and waved. I waved and walked Sovereign closer. The father waved and smiled and the little boy said, "I see your zebra." We think Sovey sometimes resembles a llama or alpaca, but a zebra?!! I realized that the father and son did not speak English so I said, "Yes, he is my horse." They just smiled and waved and off they went. I was grateful for the giggle - it helped me forget about my frozen fingers for a few minutes. With a little luck spring will be here soon!