Thursday, December 22, 2011

Simple Horsey Pleasures

It was 60 degrees today. It's December, winter and almost January. 
I took Rosie's blanket off and let her run around and roll in the sand arena. 
I think that must be the most enjoyable thing for a horse to get out of their blanket and scratch. 

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” 
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

Horses are such graceful creatures except when they get up from a roll. I think they look so awkward!

She's such a sweet mare. She'll follow me around the arena. Jog when I jog, stop and turn when I do and even go over the cavaletti. I think I should teach her tricks.

I hope you can take time to enjoy the little things this Christmas; 
family, friends, good food and spirits. 

Appy Holidays!

(for more horse friends check my Flickr album)


Walk in the Woods said...

Our four-legged friends can teach us so much ~ not the least being how to simply enjoy and celebrate life! Happy holidays!

Lin said...

I like the quote. No wonder I love that Laura Ingalls Wilder so darn much.

What a sweet horse! :) And lovely. Just lovely.

Linda said...

Very nice shots of a very sweet spirited horse. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Studio at the Farm said...

Jen, that was so very beautiful! Rosie looks absolutely blissed out; in one of the shots, she even appears to be smiling!!! Thank you for sharing her happiness with us! And I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the very best in the New Year!!!

BeBe said...

I just love her :)

fernvalley01 said...

She looks like a lovely girl! Appy Holidays to you too!

Robin Larkspur said...

The expressions on Rosie's face are priceless: the smiling joy of rolling around, and when she is getting up from her roll, she looks like she is shocked or dismayed or plain embarrassed that you are photographing her in such a moment! The shadow photo is great! Enjoy your holidays as much as Rosie enjoys that roll!! Hugs and blessing to you and yours!!!

My Spotty Pony said...

My boy loves to roll with his rug off... absolute bliss :) Wonderful pictures of your sweet mare, she has such an honest face.
Happy Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year.

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Merry Christmas !!!!

juliette said...

Happiest Holidays to you!!! Enjoy!