Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pre-Irene skies and a "new" model

Pretty spectacular sunset last night with the outer edges of Irene's clouds starting to pass overhead!
Right now it's a steady rain with some wind gusts. We're supposed to get stronger winds this afternoon into evening, hopefully it won't knock out power. 

In model news, I donated several items to the raffle at Melissa Addison's American Heartland Live (Platte City, MO) just before our move to VT, and put most of my tickets in for this handsome fellow: 

Besixdouze, Belgian Brabant stallion
SO happy to have won him! Big thank you to Cassie Black for donating him, and to Melissa for holding AHL. I wish I could have attended one more time, it was a fun show every year. 

Well, he'll be a Region X showhorse, now. :)

Until next time!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Open House at the UVM Morgan Horse Farm

The UVM Morgan Horse Farm had a free open house on Wednesday, so we stopped by for an hour or two. I would have liked to stay longer, but everyone else was hungry for lunch (and tbh, so was I) so this is what I got.


Before I switched to the "speed" setting on the camera. Actually,
I like how this came out.

This is the second time this week I've seen a bridle with what
looks like a sidecheck rein hook on the crown. The other was
on a Percheron being ridden at the county fair (photos
from that later).

The horses were being shown off in the paddock out front with
an announcer talking about each horse. Not a good photo-
taking vantage point.

So I moved up toward the barn and took photos by the path
being used to bring the horses out.

Some misbehaving by the barn.

This guy kept neighing back at someone
in the barn. Stall buddy? Girlfriend?

Mr. Loudmouth had a white spot on his butt. Birdcatcher spot? 

Oh, ladies!

One of the weanlings was very curious about us.

Wha? Oh, you're over there now.

Shot of the barn with the Justin Morgan statue out front
That's all for today!