Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday Pictures and Not Much to Report

For the most part it has been a very pleasant week around the farm. I say for the most part as I have had to deal with blankets this week for the first time. I will admit that I don't like chasing horses down in a pasture to put on a rain sheet or a blanket (after dragging the blankets to the pasture of course), and then doing it again a day or so later to take them back off. As long as the weather cooperates I try to do most of the blanketing and unblanketing at meal times when they are standing still and occupied with eating.

Aside from our first official round of blanketing and unblanketing this week (actually it was rain sheets) things have been very quiet and routine on the farm. Tomorrow brings another visit from the amazing farrier Gwen. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Last minute addition to this post: Jason was just grousing at me because something was rattling around in the dryer. I told him I would look in a minute when I finished this post. That did not suit his time frame so he investigated and found horse treats rattling around in there. Ooops - guess I forgot to take them out of my pocket!

I have also placed several links in the photo captions. The links are in red and you can click on them to read a more complete story of the horse in question.

Tony trotting through the pasture. Tony is a Dutch Warmblood and at one point in his career he was one of the top Amateur Owner hunters in the country. He then stepped down to the 3' division for a few years.

Harmony enjoying a nap in the sunshine. Harmony is a Thoroughbred and retired polo pony.

O'Reilly was taking a nap while Teddy stood watch early one morning. O'Reilly is an Irish bred gelding retired from the jumpers and Teddy is a Quarter Horse gelding retired from dressage.

Levendi is an Oldenburg and retired from the hunter ring

Dustin is a son of the famous Olympic show jumping stallion Starman. Dustin is a retired jumper as well.

Leo grazing with the pond behind him. Leo is a Dutch Warmblood who competed through 4th level in dressage before switching careers and becoming a show hunter.
Elfin is a Thoroughbred and retired Amateur Owner Hunter. Elfin finished his showing career as one of the top Amateur Owner hunters in Zone 4.

Homer, Ivan, Chance and Apollo grazing. Homer is an Irish bred gelding and retired show hunter. Ivan is a Thoroughbred and retired jumper. Chance is also a Thoroughbred and retired hunter. Apollo is a Hanoverian and retired dressage horse.

Thomas and Baby. Thomas is a Holsteiner and retired dressage horse. Baby is son of the well known hunter sire Jupiter and is a retired show hunter.

Trigger and Leo grazing. Trigger is an Appendix Quarter Horse and retired show hunter.

Sebastian grazing in the very front, with Winston and Trillion behind him. Ogie and B-Rad are in the background. Sebi is a Connemara/Irish Draught cross that excelled at everything. Winston is a Thoroughbred and retired show hunter. Trillion is a Dutch Warmblood and was one of the top horses in the country in the Regular Working Hunters. Ogie is a Thoroughbred and retired eventer. B-Rad is a Belgian Warmblood who was destined to be a superstar in the international jumper ring before an injury ended his career.


Anonymous said...

I know about horse treats in the dryer! I like the red links idea - fun to see the stories!

ZionFarm said...

I just found my bluetooth ear piece in the dryer! Not sure if it will ever be the same, especially since I WASHED it as well. :(

It has been freezing here in NC. We may even see some snow tomorrow- but Ill believe it when I see it. :)

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

At least they were hole still and not horse treat mush in the dyer. I get that more times than not.

AliFromNY said...

I think Sebastian excelled the most in being dirty. Apparently, this is still the case :)