Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Eye Candy

Here are a few more pictures from our ride today. Nothing special, about 60 minutes, walking through 2' of snow. I rode Brego out on his loose ring snaffle and he was perfect. He really is a "save my butt" kind of trail horse. I trust him.

View of the glacial boulder. Standing about 20' away.

Better view. The top is at mid height in this picture.

The water trough is the little black hole in the sea of snow. The spring is still running though and no external heater required. Yet.


12 comments:

Wiola said...

I miss riding in the snow - all we get here is frost! Such lovely pictures :) Post more!

McFawn said...

Hey, great pictures, Daun. I always like working in winter--you can work on the small, nuaced things. I am working with a problem Morgan and we are working on boring things--long and low, walk halds, standing when I get on. The blogs at Operation Morgan

McFawn said...

Sorry, here is is:
Operation Morgan

McFawn said...

I have no idea what I meant by "walk hands." I must be way tired.

Funder said...

I love his mohawk in the first picture!

DressageInJeans said...

Would you stop hogging the snow? Jersey [ME.] wants some.

BritnieAnn said...

That last picture is just, wow, breathtaking. Perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Why do you roach that fabulous mane? I assumed it grew poorly, but clearly it grows abundantly..

Best part about riding out in winter-no overheating. It takes me hours after our lesson to dry out a furry percheron from working in the indoor arena.

Daun said...

McFawn
Thanks I am checking out OM!


Anon,
I roach Brego's mane in the summer because it is impossible to get a clean, tidy row of button braids required by dressage from a mane that is 4 inches thick at its base along the crest. I leave his forelock and braid it up be a nicely roached mane looks very nice on him. I used to do a french braid down his crest and it looked terrible and was pain to do each time I rode to keep the mane out of the reins and keep him cool.

I don't roach in the winter to save clipper blades. His mane is so thick, I get one body clip/roach per set and they're expensive!

A Bay Horse said...

Lovely photos! I enjoy riding in the snow too. Makes me wish I could manage to remember my camera more often. Thanks for sharing your pics. :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Juxtapose your snowy photos with the weird heat wave we're having in San Francisco...it's surreal.

enlightenedhorsemanship.net said...

this is a comment on a ll your horsey snow pics and posts--wow. I never thought any of my perches missed snow and cold that much. I actually feel really guilty denying them the pleasure.
Still what happiness your posts bring me--Brego's joy and the obvious happiness it brings you are contagious.