Two days ago I stayed home from work because the snow was so terrific. By that I mean it was a bona fide snowstorm! But I also mean that it was terrifically beautiful. The ride I had on Wednesday might be one of the prettiest trail rides ever for me. And it almost didn't happen! I was at home, unable to get my car down our short, flat driveway because of the snow. But do you know who came and picked me up in his truck so I could ride? You guessed it--Bill! Here is a snapshot of all the ice in my brumby's fuzzy coat when I retrieved her from the pasture.
When I brought her up to the barn, she drank a bucket of water. In the pasture the horses drink from a brook. Brrr!
Have you ever wondered what a pig looks like when you stir her from a nap on a cold winter day? Here is your answer: a snortling, hay-covered Louise, that's what!
Look at the fun things my new camera can do !!! I could make an entirely brumby-related coloring book!
So, as I said, the real inspiration of the day happened out on the trail. There were giant, soft clumps of snow everywhere. The forest was also verrrrry quiet. It was so magical. It was like being on planet Crazy Wonderful. For a video clip of this awesome planet, click here. You must!
Our ride was slow and quiet through the trail and then back down the road.
That is Bill on Jodie. She is a great horse. No trouble at all from her, and she had just been plucked from the Big Pasture less than a week ago!
I hope you are all having a great January. This weekend I have a super birthday event planned for my husband, doing something he loves, which he doesn't know about yet! It is a BIG SECRET! A big, totally fabulous and adventuresome secret. I won't be riding this weekend, but I will be taking pictures and post some of them next time!
Happy Winter Wonderland to all! I'll be back in a few days!