I was impressed that my mom wrapped and bandaged her boy's leg all by herself.
It is dry bandaged now, and he has been hand walked twice a day for over two weeks. However, later today the barn manager might let him loose in the round pen. Dusty has never been the run and buck his farts out kind of horse, so we are hoping he mostly trots off then drops down for a good roll.
After Dusty was tucked back into his stall, I wandered out to the gelding pasture, Dusty's former haunt, to take some pictures. The geldings were finishing their breakfast as blowing snow stuck to their blankets.
This cute little bay reminds me of the horse my aunt J took lessons on last spring. I'm not sure it is him.
Oh goodness! Look at the snow all frozen to his ear hairs. Brrrr!
Here is the Arabian gelding my aunt J is now leasing. His name is Albert, you met him a few posts ago. What do you think of the cold, Albert?
Yep, I completely agree. You are such a handsome boy, though. Desert blood and all, hang in there!
Can you stretch your nose and neck out a bit please, give me some of that Arabian pizzaz? There you go!
This is my favorite shot. Interpretation of a.....seahorse? Look at that tiny muzzle!
I jumped back into truck, fingers numb and cheeks stinging. I now completely understand how people get hypothermia. It is not easy photographing with gloves, so one temporarily came off. I could stayed out there taking pictures of horses in the snow all day. I love photographing horses in the snow and since snow is so rare around here, it was hard to resist!
Speaking of snow, my dad and I took a walk in the park and saw this coyote on the run across the snow drifts.
Nope, that's not a coyote. Just my parents' dog Rosie, or Rosebud, or Posie, or Po-Po. Don't you just love nicknames? I could be a professional nicknamer! We took her out for a chilly morning romp.
She typically chases bunnies in an empty soccer field. But yesterday in the park, she found a new passion. Squirrels!
I think I found one, guys!
Rosie's red bandana is so festive and holiday-ish!
As you can see, I am thoroughly enjoying my time with the family, constantly putting myself in hypothermia's way. There is no place I'd rather be.
Except with my own frosted spotted boy! I miss you Appy pill! Sniff, sniff.