Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Happy New Year Boy

Goodness what do you know, I missed my first "I Wonder Wednesday" post. Isn't that just the way it goes? I woke up under the weather and spent a very miserable day on the couch. I couldn't even face my laptop which really tells me I'm not feeling well. I am finally somewhat back to normal. But I'll be ringing in the new year with a movie tonight. I hope that whatever you are doing this evening, that you all have a very safe and happy time! I hope that 2009 is full of many adventures and memories for you all!

I thought to celebrate the new year with you, I'd share about my time with My Boy yesterday.

Okay- so I did it! I made it to the ski resort to see my horse. Well, it's not really a ski resort! It just looks like a ski resort or a mountain pass with all of the snow plowed 3 feet high alongside the roads. Luckily, the roads were bare and dry so I didn't have to use the snowmobile option.

Heeeelllllooooo there, handsome Boy!

Did ya miss me?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

As I said, the roads were bare and dry. The yard, pastures, and fields were not. Walking around in several inches of wet slushy snow was not easy.
In fact, I was just hoping I didn't fall on my pony girl bum and have My Boy step on me. I was even worried he might be feeling spunky and snort and trot off, leaving me skiing on my boot heels at the end of the lead rope behind him!

Now, My Boy, well, he seemed to have no trouble getting around. Then again, he's been living ankle deep in it for weeks. He had a good set of compact snow trails blazed. From his tree, to the trough, to the shed, to the gate, to his tree.

I brought My Boy out and watched him happily devour his bucket of goodies.

Oh yes, my Pony Girl is back!

Then I took off his blanket. Fat and fuzzy as ever! Notice I had to take off my scarf and hang it on the fence? It was practically a heat wave!

Then we set off to walk around the snowy yard. Wouldn't you know, my spotted stinker quickly searched out the only patches of visible green edible grass on the whole property?

It was a soggy mouthful, let me tell you.

My Boy was quite cheerful to be out of his field. Although sometimes I wonder about the emotionality of horses....I do believe he was happy to see me. Perhaps this is proof. I quite often got this picture. A velvety white snip coming right at the camera, like this:

And this.

I know, he probably just smelled the extra cookies in my pocket. It's okay. I can live with that.

Oh, did I tell you that My Boy has new fancy snow shoes? I got them on clearance, bad economy and all.

Just kidding. That is what happens when he walked in the slushy snow. Luckily, it was so warm outside it didn't refreeze into an ice ball. You can see how translucent it is. His pasture snow is so compact from him walking that it is less slushy.

Ahoy, matey! Dry land!

It was kind of funny, but when I led him from the snow to the gravel, he snorted a bit and sniffed it as if it was unchartered territory!

I couldn't really do much with my horse in terms of exercise, other than walk him around and spend time with him. But it was so very nice just to do that! I hope the weather holds for the weekend, I am going back to see him and have our Christmas with Paint Girl and my parents, too. A weekend with my family, my horse, and presents. What more could a girl ask for?


  1. Ha! Look at your boy. I love it when he sticks his tongue out! He always does that!
    You didn't take any pix of the 3-4 foot high snow piles in the driveway? Maybe they are 4-5 foot snow piles?
    Can't wait til this weekend for Christmas!

  2. Happy New Year.
    Great pictures of the boy.

  3. Glad you got out to see your boy. I just love his colouring!

    Hope you have a fun new year and fun with your family!

  4. Happy New Year to you and My Boy! All the best for you both in the new year, and may 2009 bring you many happy trails :)

  5. Happy New Year pony girl! May it be full of happy rides and a healthy horse!

  6. It sounds like a lovely day. Hope you're feeling better soon!

  7. My Boy is really looking good!
    Sometimes, it's fun to have snow, isn't it. But it gets old when you can't DO anything!

    Happy New Year and Merry 2nd Christmas!!

  8. PG, maybe you'll open a present this weekend and it will be a cowboy! Your spotted pill is looking mighty fine. Do you have problems with his coat not growing out well since you keep him blanketed? I don't blanket mine at all any more.

  9. Happy New Year, Pony Girl and My Boy! You can see in the photos that he's glad to see you!

  10. Hi TB~ his coat was mostly grown out before I put the blanket on. It's tricky because now I will check the weather then probably take the blanket off as long as the weather looks to be mild. We typically have mild weather, only once in a while do we get below freezing for long. The past two weeks were unusual with the snow and temps in the teens, and that is why I put the blanket on. As I have mentioned before, the blanket or not to blanket debate is always a bit tricky for me. I'm sure he's fine without it, LOL! But since he stands in the rain, my biggest fear is that he will get too wet, chilled, or that rain rot skin condition.

  11. Great pics of My Boy! His color sure stands out with the white snow as the backdrop!

    We stayed in for New Years too. I don't like to be out and about on New year's eve, I'm a homebody! We were in bed about 10 pm!


  12. You always have such nice pictures of your guy! Loved the tongue out one! haha! He is personality plus!

    We are in the midst of -40* wind chill factor weather! Yikes! The horses didn't go out today, just too cold for them, they stayed snug and warm in the barn. I stayed snug and warm in the house!

    Happy New Year Pony Girl!

  13. He looks gorgeous and in such good health. I'm so glad you got to see him! It had been a long while if I remember. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!

  14. What a wonderful day of therapy!!

    Happy New Year!

  15. Wouldn't you know he'd snort at the driveway, silly boy!

    Hope you have a Happy New Year!

  16. Well.....a Cowgirl could ask for a "Cowboy"
    Your Desert Rose Aunite!

  17. Your Boy is quite the character. I love the tongue.

    Happy New Year!

  18. Oh I am so glad you got to go out and see your boy!! I love his new "shoes"!! LOL!! He is looking quite healthy!!

    HOpe you had a great New Years!!


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