Saturday, April 05, 2008


WORK IT GIRL

What happened to the buckskin in this filly?
Bella was in the largest paddock yesterday when I arrived to give her the much beloved bucket of happiness. The horses kind of play musical chairs in this small family farm and they get to go into whatever paddock is nearest when they come in from their daily desert freedom. As I took my time entering, turning to latch the gate, and then facing her she was doing her best imitation of a very mean mare. Ears back, shaking her mane from side to side, but not approaching me. I shook my finger down around my waist and she backed up about 4 feet. More tap dances and more finger wagging and I had her a good 8 feet back. Then, happiness was produced for the smartest little girl in the world.
I love her throat-latch.

7 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

Is it just the lighting or a dead winter coat that there is no golden glow about her? She is a smart girl, backing for you. She looks quite happy munching her treats.

Molly said...

That's what I'm talking about. This girl has turned dappled gray almost entirely. There's no more winter coat to lose. This is fresh, spring, filly, 3 yr. old coat.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

She looks stunning.

I Gallop On said...

She is a real beauty!

Pax.

Kimberly

photogchic said...

She looks almost gray in this photo. She can wear any color...Bella is beautiful.

20 meter circle of life said...

I like this lovely pony of yours, bring her to Oregon nect time you come, bty not raining for 3 whole days

Anne said...

My dream horse is a dappled grey. She's beautiful. Aren't you lucky, you with the bucket?