Sunday was the day to work outside. What a day! It was hot! Not as hot as today, thank goodness, but it was still hot.
It was the designated day to rework the roof on the horse stall. We had plenty of help and we started early before the heat set in. Two of our neighbor boys came over to help. They were a huge help at that. Awesome help. Thank you Grey boys
To get it all started, the mama horse and Stormy were moved to larger adjoining pen. This incited much running and plumes of flying dust, not to mention a wonderful photo-op. These two horses have been isolated from the rest of the herd. There was quite a bit of sniffing and some nipping to establish dominance. I love to watch the interactions.
I haven’t posted pictures of Stormy in two months. She is filling out beautifully and this is the most congenial baby we’ve had in seven years.
She loves to run. An excellent trait, for that is what she is bred.
She has a beautiful confirmation to go with her personality. I wish you could meet this horse in person.
Great lines from a couple of beauties.
Here is my riding mare, Naomi. (I named her Naomi because Corvette Man thought Naomi was a mouthful of a name for a little girl so I had to find another name for our daughter. I found something else to give that name to after all.) Naomi hasn’t seen Simcha (the mama) in quite some time. She has to undergo a greeting ritual with the mare.
Watching all this was our older girls. I love, love, love to capture these two. The beautiful contrast of their coloring and the similar facial features makes them so photogenic. By the way, they are mother and daughter.
They have to breath on each other to learn their scents. During this little ceremony, horse squeals erupted and some nipping ensued. Naomi is dominant, but Simcha has her own set of demands, which put her at the top today.
Here they are again.
They stayed clear of Naomi and Simcha so they watch from a distance.
Lovely,don’t you think?
Of course the heat took a minor toll on the Simcha today. Without her shelter to hide from the sun, she got a little hot. We spent the mid-afternoon in the 107 degree heat to make sure she weathered it alright. All of us survived.
My little piece of heave for today.