Sorry, I have about a million pictures to show of Chrome's first snow and his first Christmas!! It's well worth it though so please be patient. I had so much fun with him this morning even though the wind was blowing in almost twenty mile per hour gusts with a wind chill in the single digits! I had to go inside three times just to warm my hands so I could click the shutter button on my camera!! Remember you can click the images to enlarge and I'll be writing the captions above the pictures. Just want to prevent any confusion.
Up first we have one of my favorites. This is such a beautiful picture of Chrome cantering and Sarge running in the background. Chrome was so full of himself. I had so much fun watching him gallop around, play with sticks, rear and buck.
This second picture shows Chrome sliding to a stop as he came around their paddock at a dead run and saw me in his path. I actually got hit by dirt clods!! I'm glad he had such good reaction speed because I wasn't moving fast enough to get out of the way. :)
A couple of cute trotting pictures.
This is a cute picture of him galloping. I just love how his feet are together. It looks like he's hopping around like a lamb . . . or goat kid!
Kicking up his heels. Wish I'd gotten the rest of his body in the shot, but I couldn't zoom out fast enough. Don't worry he's not as close to me as he looks. So far he's not shown any inclination to kick in my direction, even when he's feeling playful.
I like how the wind has his mane blown straight up in the air in this picture.
Pawing at the icy ground.
Playing with a stick. Definitely his favorite game. He likes to swing them in circles. I'll have to get a video sometime. It's very cute!
This is such a cute picture!! I caught him in the middle of shaking his head. I don't know how I got such a sharp image with his movement, but I'm glad I did because it's one of my favorites.
Still chewing on his stick.
I like his expression in this one. Look at that eye!
I realized during the second time he was pawing what it was he was doing. He was actually pawing frozen sticks loose from the ground! So smart!
Checking in with me.
Chasing the cat. I love how this picture turned out. Definitely my favorite picture of the morning! If you look closely you'll notice Sarge running to intercept the cat. :)
Giving me silly faces. I think he wanted me to play instead of standing still to take pictures, but there was no way I was getting away from the tree I was using to block the wind lol.
Looking very handsome!
Walking into a twenty mile an hour gust of wind. It was crazy!
Found another stick.
I wish I hadn't had the camera zoomed in for this next shot! I was not expecting him to rear up, as he never does. Just shows how excited he gets about those sticks. I'm going to have to find him some more toys.
Proudly carrying his stick around.
Still playing with sticks. I like his expression in this picture. :)
Investigating the plywood that was leaned up against a tree, but fell over.
Coming to see me again.
I wish this one wasn't so blurry and was zoomed out a bit, but still had to share. It's hard to get still shots of galloping horses. If my husband had been home I would have gotten more video.
I love the way his neck looks in this picture! Once again the wind has blown his mane straight up into the air.
Either looking for grass or sticks.
Looking for the neighbor's horse.
And after grazing for a while he came back inside the barn for breakfast. :)