Happy Birthday Found in the Fog - today he is eight years old! Here he is, above, on our Sunday ride. He is a fluff ball and the sweetest horse that ever was.
And Sovereign turned nine on Saturday. We had a great birthday ride. It has been very cold and windy but the sun has been out so I am not complaining. I wear many layers and Carhartts on the top. My mom says that I look like a man in the photo below! I need to get pink Carhartts like Bay State Brumby!
I was letting Sovereign graze a little at the beginning of our ride - it was his birthday after all!
The grainy, blurry nature of this one makes me giggle. It looks like that old 1970's footage of Bigfoot.
So the brothers were born in Ocala, Florida to Western Groom and Suave Prospect. Sovereign (Suave Lord) was born on January 19, 2004 and Foggy (Found in the Fog) was born on January 22, 2005. Fortunately, it is much warmer in Ocala in January than here! I am so lucky to have two full brothers. How did that miracle ever happen? They look a lot alike and seem to have a close friendship/bond, but their personalities are entirely different.
Sovey must have had a tough life or else he was just born sad. He has a few things that make him happy but not much. I strive each day to see him smile, but it is rare. I adore him anyway and so does my mom and our farrier. We all are won over by his quirky personality and high intelligence. There are brief periods of hand-grazing (or eating hay and grain from the wheelbarrow) when I brush Sovey gently and he will close his eyes and relax and seems at peace.
He also loves going out for a ride. I can ride him in a halter and bareback any day of the year. He rarely shies and seems to enjoy our rides. He also loves Blueberry Iced Tea. This photo is from 2011, but I brought the jug with me this year on his birthday and he slurped it up making delicious noises!
Birthday boy Foggy is the happiest horse I have ever seen in this world. He is interested in everything and clearly enjoys himself. There is nothing I can't ask him to do. He loves everything and everybody! He loves riding, hand-walking or just standing around hanging out with humans. He could easily live in a house - he tries to wiggle inside any building we find. Every single time I walk up to him, no matter how many times in a day, Foggy gently nickers. Every single time. He melts my heart.