Thursday, February 2, 2017

One Horse and One Good Fence!

We stopped by Ross Prairie on our way home from another hike just to see if there were any horses there. They have a nice big grassy area to park and unload right next to our parking lot.

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This lady was nice enough to talk to us and tell us all about her horse.

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It was a young horse and very playful! He kept trying to put his foot in the water barrel!

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Have you ever owned a horse?

It would be a lot of work but very rewarding!

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I’m joining Good Fences today!

48 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I spent time around horses as a kid and always wanted one, but my life went in other directions. They are such magnificent creatures. (can be stubborn as all get out, though)

ann said...

I was once in conversation about a favorite animal. Most said cat, dog. Me? I said horse and everyone looked at me as if I were nuts. Still today I would choose horse. Yes they are expensive to feed and require a lot of care, but they are grand creatures. You had good day!

Susan said...

I love to horseback ride, but haven't done any for some time. These are beauties! XOXO

Mildred said...

I have never owned a horse. This is a beauty and how nice of the woman to share with us. A great contribution for Good Fences!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Never much of a horse person. They are amazing animals though. I have ridden a few times but honestly was scared and didn't the horse know it!! Hugs!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Yup, I had a horse and our daughters had a horse...then our daughter went on to Hunter Jumpers....
Expensive and scary!
I am glad these days not to have horses...
However, for my birthday I got to drive a cart with a mini horse pulling it...that was fun....
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Susie said...

Diane, When I was a kid every kid wanted a horse...now they want electronics. LOL. Ted's family owned a horse and it would run under the apple tree and knock the kids off it's back. LOL. That is a pretty horse. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Debby Ray said...

What a beautiful horse! When I was a kid, our neighbors behind us had horses and my sisters and I loved them. One day we were riding in the field next to our house and horse got spooked, sideswiped a tree and I fell off. The neighbor girls all ran after the horse, leaving me lying there on the ground! Can you believe that?? After I got over that experience, we continued to go horseback riding every now and then. I was surprised to see a link to Good Fences...I didn't realize someone took it over. I sent Tex an email the other day to tell her I missed her and she sent one back...sure do miss her, don't you??

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Aren't horses such magnificent creatures. Across form our neighborhood there is Tate Farms and they raise horses! There are some mares who will be giving birth soon and I will get to see some foals.
I have always, always wanted a horse...
Happy Day!
xo
Jemma

Karen Ann said...

I've had a small horse farm for the past 27 years - indeed it's a lot of work and takes real commitment. You really have to love the animal to do what we do daily - and it's a 24/7 commitment. I find the work therapeutic and rewarding and my children have learned the responsibility of taking care of something other than themselves as well. The horse is in your post is very well cared for and it looks like you've got some great riding trails in your area - what a gift to riders!



Maggie Ann said...

Oh wow....that would be awesome to own a horse that beautiful! How nice of her to let you take some photos. She must be very nice. I was only on a horse once as a child, and scared to death. I loved being a shy wall flower with my toes on the ground. =) Our daughter (as an adult) took lessons with a huge show horse and she said it scared her to death. Plucky of her to do it though and good for photos...hahah. Sending hugs and a wish for a pleasant week. Maggie Ann

Terra Hangen said...

Nice looking horse. I adore horses and rode a lot at stables when I was younger, but never owned a horse. I know they are a lot of work to care for.

Christine said...

I would have loved to own a horse when I was younger and same goes for my daughters but they are expensive to keep and take a lot of time - still they are wonderful animals and we love horse riding when we can!

Connie said...

Beautiful horse and she rides with an English saddle; I never sat on one of those. When I was a teenager and we lived in Tuscon AZ, I got an after school and Saturday job at a stables exercising the horses. Best job ever! It was like owning horses and getting paid to ride them, but none of the expense of boarding and feeding. Nice work if you can get it:)

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet horse. I used to own a quarter horse named Ginger. She was retired as a parade horse and she was wonderful. She could prance and high-step and was just beautiful. My ex-FIL sold her for cash when I was working. A good reason for him to be an EX FIL. I was broken hearted. xo Diana

Lowcarb team member said...

I've never owned one - but horses are magnificent aren't they, I do like all of your photo's.

All the best Jan

Sam I Am...... said...

What a gorgeous horse! Yes, I had 2 horses and I adored them! After the family left I rode every night after work and loved it! I miss them terribly but at least I got to have them for the time I did.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful horse and great fence shot ~ Don't own a horse but loved riding as a child ~

Wishing you a lovely weekend ~ ^_^

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, how fun to be hiking and looking at horses. You always have fun! Take care and enjoy the rest of the week.
Julie

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice pics of this sweet horse and that is a great fence too. I've never owned a horse but used to go horseback riding when I was a teenager. Enjoy your day. Pam

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane, what a beautiful horse! They are magnificent animals. I've been horse back riding several times and enjoyed it very much. The last time did frighten me a bit. I guess I'm getting too old to do that anymore. Lol ♥

Gosia k said...

lovely fence and horse . Love from Poland

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I had riding lessons when I was young. I do love the horses, they are beautiful animals. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Ida said...

That is a very nice looking horse and a good fence. It was neat that the lady talked to you about her horse. - I've never owned a horse and only ridden one maybe a few times in my lifetime. I'm rather afraid of horses but think they are beautiful animals.

Giga said...

Beautiful horse. I like his coat. Never for sitting on the back of a horse. Regards.

Tom said...

...one mighty nice looking horse!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I have always wanted to have a horse!!! I grew up in the suburbs, and my parents were not horse people. When my girls were young I took riding lessons with them and loved it - but then we moved... sigh... this horse is beautiful! I love that he's so playful!

Jeanie said...

Those ARE good fences -- and quite a splendid horse! I've always admired them -- but prefer to admire them from afar!

happyone said...

No, but wanted to. I think almost every little girl wants a horse.
I'm happy to see the horses on my walk. : )

Geraldine said...

What a beautiful horse, love those colors. Looks like he's having fun.­čśé­čśé

Gina said...

Diane, that horse just wants a manicure! Too cute! ♥

Linda said...

No horses for me but I do love to see them!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotograf├şas, besos

NatureFootstep said...

unusual coloring on that horse. Love it!

Stacey said...

I love little peeks of your days, Diane. You and your husband are such a fun team. :)

podso said...

What a gorgeous horse! Sounds like lots of personality too! No horse experience here but my mom was a rider and my great nieces take after her and have their own horse.

Betsy Adams said...

No--I've never been around horses much at all. In fact the only time I got ON a horse was at a park when I was in high school. I do like them though ---and enjoy reading other's experiences with horses...

Hugs,
Betsy

Cherdecor said...

This horse is a beauty! Every year we go to the fair just to watch the horses in the horse shows, horse races, and pony pulls. They bring in the big draft horses in semi-truck and trailers every night from neighboring Indiana. These horses cost around $60,000 a piece so they are very protective of them. They are beautiful animals. When I stand beside them, I feel as small as an ant.

On Face Book I shared a video of a horse that would not go into the creek. After he was coaxed into the water, he kept splashing and playing in it. It was so cute!

Curtains in My Tree said...


Horses are beautiful animals and that young horse is really good lookin

We had a horse when we lived in Kentucky, my oldest daughter loved to ride and loved horses. The horse bit her on the back of her upper leg and it was a horrible ordeal.
I was so mad I went in the house to get the rifle to shoot the horse and my husband screamed NO DON"T SHOOT IT,its to hard to move a dead horse. He moved it off our property that day.
That was our last horse LOL
Everytime I read where you went for a walk I think I should be out walking also

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
My aunt Sally had a riding stable for many years. It was called Enchanted Oaks Riding Stable. It was located in Central Wisconsin.
As always, great photos.
Carla

Vee said...

No, I haven't. Have you? They must be a lot of work and expense. I used to dream about owning a horse.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane, what a beautiful horse. So nice the owner was happy to share and talk to you. I bet it was fun to see the horse being playful. The weather looks to be gorgeous and that blue sky is amazing. Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to be back and working hard to catch up.
Have a nice weekend sweet friend. xoxo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Where I grew up we were surrounded by farms and luckily a riding stable where I spent a lot of time as a teenager. They had two gorgeous palominos named Bonnie and Clyde but they were too feisty for me. I didn't want a horse of my own as I was happy to pay the money to ride an hour or two each week.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I always wanted a horse. Not too practical in Chicago tho. LOL. Have a good weekend. xo

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are always beautiful to watch and photograph, but I've never had a desire to own one.

Red Rose Alley said...

I think horses may be my favorite animal, Diane. This one is very pretty, and I've never seen a brown horse with a white tail, how striking. Oooo, his back side and legs are white too, how interesting. When I see a horse, I just want to get on it and ride away hehehe.

~Sheri

September Violets said...

The horse looks like a great riding buddy. I used to have a horse, Scamp! She was Quarterhorse/Appaloosa and a really gentle soul. Her colour was "strawberry roan" ... doesn't that sound nice? My sister and I would take her on all-day trail rides along the Bruce Trail here ... lots of high look-outs and rocks and trees. She was a great trail horse and we would share the riding. Even our dog Emily would trot along with us all day long. Scamp also liked to sneak up to the door leading off our living room and listen to me play the piano through the open door in the summertime. I don't think I will ever know a horse quite like her. My daughter took up riding when she was about 8 years old, and has taken lessons ever since then. Now that she has to pay for them herself, the lessons stopped (?!). I hope she'll get a horse of her own one day as she really loves them too...plus she has all the equipment sitting in bins in the garage ha ha!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I only rode a horse once - when I was 16. It decided to lie down on a hillside next to the road - with my leg caught between the horse and the hillside - and that was enough for me. I do adore seeing horses - and my dream is to see wild horses running free sometime in my life. Happy trails sweet friend.