a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Morning With Horses...

After working so hard on the porch yesterday and cutting quilt blocks into the night along with all the other stuff that must be done, I decided to treat myself to some horse heaven this morning.  I did not know Marcy was spying on me (all pictures with me are Marcy's, the others are mine).  I combed manes and did some fly wipe...it was even too hot for that.  No halters were needed.  They soaked up the attention and so did I.  There is just something about a horse, I think, that is good for the soul.
Ki-Anne wanted to herd but I told her no, several times, before she listened.  There are no bad dogs, only bad trainers so I have a way to go.
The manes are a little scraggly since they graze in brambles and briars...our bush hog was broken for a while and hubby still hasn't completed all the bush hogging.
Arrow, sporting his untangled combed mane
Magic wondering when his turn would come.
and now happy with his new do.
The same place always gets tangled on Charme
I like to think Charme was bowing to the hair dresser but, sadly, she was only checking her leg.  It is hard to take pictures when they are all so close. I felt safe and surrounded by their love...and only in flip flops...again.
Would you say they are relaxed?
I even got some grooming of my own!
The perfect way to spend a morning.

18 comments:

Shannon said...

They are lovely! I think scraggly manes are prettiest, anyway. I leave my show horse's mane to grow and get scraggly all winter, and I'm always sad when I have to cut it for show season in the spring.

In this heat, I am usually out and about barefoot. After you've been stepped on as many times as I have, your feet go a little numb from the nerve damage. I no longer fear being stepped on. It doesn't hurt anymore ;)

ellen abbott said...

beautiful animals.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Like probably every other person in America I've always wanted to ride horses. Never had the opportunity. Well, once on a short "trail ride". Learning to ride is still on my bucket list - I wonder how old is too old for that. :) blessings, marlene

carolina nana said...

Looks like you and those horses had a wonderful Sunday morning. What a good relaxing way to spend some time.
Blessings to you
MArilyn

Country Gal said...

A fantastic way to spend period ! You are lucky to have these beauties. They are all so pretty before and after their grooming! Awesome photos ! I would be in heaven if I could just have horses again ! Have a wonderful day !

Nora said...

It's good that you have the love and the patience to spend on them. Other owners wouldn't care as much. There's a lot of mutual satisfaction there. It shows.

LindaG said...

Glad to see you took some you time, Gail. :)

Sue said...

I love posts about the horses. They are beautiful.

=)

An English Shepherd said...

They looked very well looked after :-)

Michaele said...

This is just beautiful. Wonderful therapy. Who says you gotta ride.

EmptyNester said...

Seriously, how do you get anything done other than time with those gorgeous creatures? What a treat! Thanks for sharing these!

DesertHen said...

A perfect way to spend the morning indeed!

Pat said...

Me and horses don't mix. Well, maybe I should rephrase that. Horses and me RIDING them don't mix. Maybe I could could brush them. I do pet them when I come across them. I think I would be nervous to stand between a bunch of them. But then again, these are YOUR horses and you know THEM and THEY know you. I bet spending that time brushing them not only has a calming effect on THEM, but also on you!

Cara said...

@Stitchen, I know someone who learned to ride at 65, then was given an older semi-retired mare for free. Spirit was only up to short walking rides, and it was a perfect match.

Jules said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend Sunday. Anything with horses and flip-flops and you can count me in. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They are all so beautiful, Gail. I can tell they really enjoy your attention and care. :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww. I am so happy for you Gail :)

~Lisa

Lori Skoog said...

You have some very beautiful horses!

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