here are some more pictures of B and her new horse. the two have been getting along famously. do you know how i would have loved an opportunity like this when i was ten?! i only dreamed of having my very own horse. but i really think watching B enjoy living the life of a country girl, riding trails, getting dirty, and learning to love the outdoors brings enough joy to make up for it. more than enough!
in this picture you can see the dark dorsal stripe,
which is characteristic of a dun.
B likes the natural "highlights" in his mane!
this is pixie, an american paint horse which we owned for about one week. she is a beautiful bay tobiano. but mark sent her back because she was nipping and bucking. the owner, who had assured us that she is 100% gentle and ready for the trail, was really surprised at this and had an equine chiropractor working on her. perhaps a pinched nerve was causing her to act up. whatever the case may be, we did not want to take a chance on her. too, bad. she is a real looker.
mark is on an ornery pony named angel, which he thinks is a total misnomer! we borrowed her from a neighbor so dakota would have a pal until we find another horse. she a little small for mark. dakota, on the other hand, has been great with B. he is calm, cooperative, and friendly.
everyday gift: the smell of fresh hay in the barn and a pile of dirty jeans in the laundry room!