Thursday, March 5, 2015

The rest of the snow pictures.

Chrome was very happy to have his blanket last night!  It rained (downpoured) all day, but it was in the fifties so I didn't feel comfortable blanketing him.  By the time I got off work it had turned to sleet and was about thirty degrees.  I went out and found Chrome hiding in the barn looking absolutely miserable.  He was so tense.  His tail was tucked and he was very spooky.  I dried him off the best I could and put his blanket on.  I could tell within a few minutes that he was much more comfortable.  By the next morning he was back to his happy go lucky self.

A friend told me she takes her gray horse's photos in black and white because it hides the dirt...

It works!  I might have to use this more.  ;)

These next three are poor quality video snapshots off of the GoPro.  Look at that trot!!!!  The snow makes him actually use his stifles/hocks.  :D

 I didn't have the GoPro on when he took off bucking... :(  Here are the rest of the GoPro pictures of us tacking up for the ride that was in the previous post.

It's so funny the pictures the GoPro takes.  You never know what you'll have when you upload them to the computer.  I have mine set to take a picture every ten seconds.  :)  In the one above he got his nose stuck on the rope hehe.  You can see how flea-bitten his face is getting too!

 I love the colors in his coat.  He's shedding like crazy too!

 So cute!  I love his expression!

 Jackal was hanging out with us too.

  I snapped this one with my point and shoot camera right before I bridled him for the ride.

The funny thing is what happened during bridling.  Most of you know by now that I was having trouble bridling him because I accidentally banged his teeth with the bit and he got very resistant which was making it worse because he was causing me to bang his teeth every time.  My awesome blogger friends reminded me about feeding a treat with the bit and that worked amazingly and quickly.  I'm using sugar because that's all I have right now.  I give him a piece first, then I give one with the bit.  Sugar is a miracle worker hehe.

When I bridled him today I totally spaced out and put the bridle over his halter.  I didn't want the halter in the pictures, so I took it off and bridled him again.  He actually reached for the bit and grabbed it in his mouth so he could have his sugar!!!!  I've fed sugar to horses when bridling before, but I've never had one actually seek the bit and grab it like that.  I love a clicker trained horse!  I will have to get a video of it sometime.  :)

Anyway don't forget to check out the previous post for the riding pictures.  I decided to split it up so I wouldn't bog down your computers.  I love the snow!  I'm going to go play in it some more.


  1. I'm going to have to remember that tip about photographing grays in black and white. Chrome looks great.

    1. Thank you! It is a really great tip that I'm glad she shared with me. I have a feeling it's going to come in really handy next winter. :D

  2. Aww he's one smart cookie!!

  3. Ohhh I shall have to try that idea (treats while bridling). Both my horses take the bit well but tend to stick their heads in the air. I bet this would fix that!

    1. It made a huge difference with Chrome!! He gets really excited as soon as he sees the bridle. He is a bit mouthy afterwards, but I ignore it. He will eventually figure out that the treats are only because of the bit. He won't get extras for being a pest. :)

  4. I hunk b&w makes everything look better, especially pictures of me hahahaha


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