I love how handsome my boy is with his gray face. :D Okay first of all I took these pictures on Friday, I've just been too busy to post them. Oops.
ETA: I have baling twine around his neck in the above picture. I use it to lead him to the pond for his drink when I'm too lazy to get the halter (or if it's raining). Don't worry though, it can't hurt him and he listens really well. :)
You have to watch the video first, then you can see the pictures . . . see if you recognize the sound in the video before I tell you what it is.
Okay now you can see the photos. Or if you can't watch videos due to your internet you can just skip to the photos. I took some screenshots off of the video.
Hundreds of blackbirds migrate through here in the fall. I grew up listening to and watching them every fall, so I'm used to them, but Chrome hasn't! The area where we used to live was near a lake and not covered in trees like it is down here so we didn't see them up there (we only lived an hour away from where we are now, but it was much closer to a city). Chrome was excited, trotting, cantering and bucking around his pen so I let him out to play.
I wish I had caught the picture above two seconds earlier because Faran was completely in the frame and they were both bucking at the same time. Dang digital camera delay!! Faran doesn't buck very often, so when he does you know he's really riled up and having fun. :)
"Mom! The blackbirds are going to eat me! Haven't you ever seen the Alfred Hitchcock movie??"
This one (above) is so cute. He was trotting toward Faran making ugly faces because Faran was eating the persimmons and I got the picture right as he was stopping. I thought for a second he would just run right into Faran. :)
Here are some screenshots from the video for those who couldn't watch it.
Chrome can trot when he wants to, he just prefers to canter. :)
He looks so much bigger than Faran because he's cantering and Faran is doing his flat trot.
Faran prefers to trot. :)
And one of Mr. Zep so he doesn't feel left out.
Well that's it for today. Sorry the pictures kind of suck, but I wanted to share the video of the horse playing and I also wanted to share it because of the birds. I love the racket they make when migrating!
I'm so going to miss this gorgeous southern autumn weather! I was outside all day yesterday in shorts and a tank top! In mid November. I love it here. :) Sorry for rubbing it in. I know some of you already have snow... that sucks and I'm sorry. You should move down here with us! :D Also if it makes you feel any better it's about to get cold here too. For those of you with nice weather go enjoy riding your horses and for those of you with crappy weather I hope you can enjoy a nice horse book, movie or blog in front of a warm fire (or in your wonderful central heating if you're lucky enough to have it). :D Later!