I have been so busy this week getting all my shopping in order, I have hardly been able to blog! These pictures are from this past weekend when I was able to ride both on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a shot of Jackie from Saturday's ride. Isn't it funny how she is sandwiched between two big ole horse bums in this picture!?
Here I am kissing my brumby for being so cute and snuggly. Some days I cannot believe my luck in having this horse. For example, Pokey is a great horse too, but he is always moving so fast that I know he'd wear me out. Lilly and I are so perfectly matched!
We were out in the woods and saw a lot of ice like this. Right before it got so cold, we had a deluge of rain. Lots of watery spots in the woods were frozen before the earth could absorb the water. So now the trails are full of slippery discs of ice. Like right here. That is usually right where we walk. Not this time!
It certainly helps that Lilly has her turbo snow shoes on! (Thanks, Bill!) And with the rim pads, she is all set for a load of snow. Let it snow, let it snow! Let's get that wintery white stuff falling! Christmas is so much more fun with snow on the ground.
Do you allow your horse to drink on the trail? I always do. Here she is slurping up some water that I am sure is very cold. This fazes her not a bit.
Meanwhile, back at home....
Getty keeps finding deer legs. Oh dear. Another reason to not like hunting season. I'll be glad when it is over for many reasons, this being one of them.
I have been talking about our newest rabbit for days now! Here he is! I wanted to name him Chicken because-- doesn't he look like a speckled hen? (OK, a funny looking hen with very large ears...) In the end, we named him Leopard. Leopard needed rescuing because someone in town had him out in their yard in these terrible temperatures in a fish tank!
He had a heat lamp and some hay, but the people who had him were overwhelmed with rabbit care, and clearly did not know what they were doing. I could not sleep thinking about this poor rabbit all alone in a glass box outside. There was a bit of a gentle intervention by some townspeople, including the hardware store ladies. When Brandon was in the hardware store overhearing them say they really needed to find a new home for this rabbit, Brandon came running from the extension cord aisle to announce in superhero style: WE WILL TAKE HIM!
I hope you are having a great holiday season so far! Can you believe it is already the day before the night before Christmas? I hope children and grown-ups alike are busy busy busy being good!
Tomorrow I will not be working, so I will be back in the saddle!