We got our first snow storm of the season! I think we ended up getting eight inches by the time I left the barn. And that was the day we planned on lots of travelling. We drove slow and stayed safe. It took us forever to get anywhere and we did not have time for horse sledding. I am not upset though, there will be plenty more chances.
Terry had never been to a local-ish tack store that we frequent for treats, grooming stuff, halters, and other things we may need. They specialize in English riding, so they also have a ton of stuff that 1. don't fit the giant drafts and 2. we will never use.
|Dexter is covered with snow!|
But Reba is trained in dressage and Terry wants to convert, so we thought to show her what she has been missing. The girls that work there are super nice and helpful, all riders themselves.
Anyway, getting to the barn then getting to the tack shop and back took up a large chunk of our day. And we had somewhere to be at 6:00, which we barely made.
The horses were cute in the snow. They were having a blast, especially Isaac who though snow was the greatest thing on earth! He was picking on poor Clutch so much that Clutch had to hang out with Shy and the minions.
|Minions have so much hair that they can't feel their snow blankets|
At one point, we opened the gate and let the horses mingle. All the drafts run into the minion pasture and Shy ran to the round bale. Then she ran around some more and Isaac and Notch started following her. She took a lap and went back to the round bale. Isaac started eating the snow off her back, it was pretty cute!
|Follow that sexy Haflinger!|
We brought the horses in to dry them up a bit and Gunny dried off in the way only mini mules do. . .
|Gunny just drops right behind the horses for a roll|
|Getting his head. . .|
He could really care less about his body, he concentrates on his head!
|Haha! Sawdust face!|
Even though we froze our asses off all day, the horses didn't even seem to register the cold and had a rip-roaring time playing in the snow and eating their extra hay!
|Meatball! He is such a hoot!|