January 21, 2010

A Gallop in the Snow

Even when the sky is gray, horses find something to be excited about - the sound of the neighbor's tractor, or a new herd of cows in the next pasture.
They frolick and play, kick up their heels and snort a bit.
Warmed by the exercise, they return to pawing the snow to reach the grass beneath.  They have plenty of hay, but their instinct to forage is strong.

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50 comments:

  1. I just love how horses can enjoy and make the most of their day.

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  2. Hee hee, I spot the Arab tail. :)

    I can't think of the last time I saw a gray horse that was that white!!

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  3. great photos ....looks so cold...

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  4. I have read-heard, that even though horses and cattle have enough hay to eat - they love the dried grass because it has other things that helps them break down the hay they eat.

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  5. Oh, what a fun post, Janie! Does remind me of our horses in Montana in the winter. And I have to admit that your gray skies are a lot grayer than mine and I'm going to have to watch the "winter whine"! Love your photos. Give Daisy and Mischief and Boss a big hug! And have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. nothing more fun than to watch horses frolicking . . . great post!

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  7. Hi Janie, Mischief looks like a phantom horse in that last shot! Hope you all have time to frolic this weekend.

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  8. they look so happy, love the pictures! :)

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  9. We should all be like the horses and find something to enjoy about even gray days!

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  10. Gorgeous photo of your horses are in the snow.
    Our animal friends are such a gift of beauty!

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  11. Wonderful photos Janie, they look like they are having so much fun in the snow.

    All the best
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  12. These are great pictures of the horses playing in the snow. They look as if they're having lots of fun.

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  13. Lovely post! Horses can make even a drab day better!

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  14. That is so cute!!!! Our dogs and cats get so frisky in the snow. I mean not SNOW, in the cool air. (68 or less) :0

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  15. What a great post! Love the photos of the horses enjoying the cold winter weather!

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  16. I love seeing horses kick up their heels, and your weather looks so much like ours. No sun! :(
    B.

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  17. Great pictures. Your horses are very winterized I think.

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  18. Love that first shot Janie, where all the horses look like they are in sync! :) I must say, it does look quite gray there. But spring is right around the corner, I'm sure of it!

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  19. Beautiful shot. I have not seen the horses in the snow before.

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  20. Hi Janie, Those horses are just trying to keep warm!!!! If I had to stay in the snow, I'd be running around and snorting --just trying to stay warm too.... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. I love the horses hopping photo.They are so strong even snowing..

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  22. I sure wish I had some horses! Fabulous shots!

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  23. Beautiful shot!!

    Have a great day!

    Irina

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  24. These photos are fantastic!
    Joyce, IL, USA

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  25. Such playful frolicking in the fog - very dreamy shots!

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  26. They are so beautiful, playing in the snow, they don't care about the bad weather.
    Beautiful winter shots Janie!

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  27. Yet another beautiful post Janie! For the horses and for all the species except humans, even the gray of the weather is full of excitement. They are always so alive!!

    The Day

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  28. The horses lift and colour an otherwise grey scene - beautiful to behold :-)

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  29. Everytime I see your horses my heart skips a beat. I would love to have one, but I know we can't afford it and I don't know what I am doing..ahh, but to rub my face on that neck and breathe deeply.

    They look like they are having such a good time in the snow.

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  30. Is there anything more fun for an equine than a good gallop? Looking lovely in their snow coats!

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  31. Beautiful... whenever I look at pictures here.... I feel like a am looking through a window to another world.

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  32. How beautiful they look in such beautiful snow scenery. I bet it was cold.

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  33. I get cold just looking at those frosty pictures! Looks like the horses are having fun, no matter what the weather's like.

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  34. The horses are so sexy.. Somehow the horses are managing in the snow. I froze when I visited Europe in winter.. :)

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  35. Those are wonderful winter scenes!

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  36. Really wonderful winter scenes! Happy skywatch.

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  37. Janie, these are such beautiful photos. I love to see the horses enjoying their space and the weather and going back to their basic instincts. Lovely photos.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Smiles and stay warm.

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  38. Boss and Mischief look like they're having a grand time frolicking in the snow.

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  39. Boss and Mischief look like they're having a grand time frolicking in the snow.

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  40. I remember when I had horses how frisky they could get in the cold weather. They are so much fun to watch running and kicking up their heels. - Margy

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  41. Life to come in contact with Nature directly.

    It is really stout.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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  42. How magnificent. Fuzzy winter coats!

    My CC

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