Today was also Apollo's birthday! If you have not "met" Apollo he is wonderful horse and well-loved by his owners - and for good reason. Click here to read a previous blog post about Apollo.
As always we had a carrot cake to celebrate the occasion. Of course the other horses were interested as they heard all of the crinkly paper and the plastic popping as we took the cake out of the bag and then the container. We led him away from the gate and the other horses so Apollo could enjoy his cake without interference. Amy was holding his lead rope while I kept tapping the bucket trying to get his attention and see the cake. After all we were sure he would be thrilled once he realized he had his very own carrot cake. He wouldn't even look at it!
Apollo not even acknowledging his perfect birthday carrot cake
I then started scooting the fed pan with the cake around and trying to get his attention. Still no interest so I pulled his head down to make sure he saw the cake. He finally noticed there was something down there. He put his head down and sniffed it for about half a second.
Good thing I was quick with the camera. If I had blinked I would have missed this moment.
At this point Jason decided to take charge. Amy continued to hold the lead rope, I was still ready with the camera, and Jason picked up the cake to hold it up to Apollo.
This was the result
Needless to say Amy, Jason and I enjoyed some nice carrot cake. We decided that a half second sniff hadn't ruined it! It was sitting on a plastic tray in the bucket as well. Apollo - the cream cheese icing was deeeeeelicious - your loss!
We were commenting today on how relaxed and "zen like" the horses were today. I think the weather was just so perfect, they had their blankets removed, and the setting was perfect. We saw lots of mutual grooming and happy horses.
Tony on the left and Leo on the right grooming each other. They are both Dutch Warmbloods and look so much alike - the same shade of chestnut and lots of chrome!