I call my horse Lilly "Brumby" as a term of endearment. But I didn't make the word up! In Australia a wild horse is called a brumby or brumbie. The word derives from the name of a Major William Brumby, an early 19th century settler from England who was a noted breeder of horses. Through the years a large number of his stock escaped and became feral. Another possible origin of the word-Booramby, Aborigine for wild.
Aside from riding on a beautiful summer day, is there anything better than riding in a blizzard through the woods? NOT REALLY!! Saturday the sky was dark gray all morning. By lunchtime, the flurries were flying.
My brumby was super slow, but made no complaints about trudging through the snow. I got a lot of snow down my back on this ride. Brrrr! But thank goodness for puffy pants and toe warmers!! I was very warm for the whole ride. Lilly had her Renegades on, but maybe next time, I'll see if she can trudge without them. The problem is that snow builds up under the straps...and I worry that as it gets icy it feels uncomfortable. And then when the ride is over, they are frozen solid. I have to use the hook pick to chip away at the ice to unwrap the velcro.
Do you like Lilly's new pink dress? A Christmas present from my non-horse-loving husband! Not too shabby!
To see a video recap of our ride, just follow THIS LINK
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