|Drifter in his turnout.|
It's Thursday and that means, once again, it was time for me to go hang out with Drifter. I initially considered skipping Drifter this week because I have a dog-sitting gig that starts tomorrow and I want to be sure to have enough energy for it, but then I thought of how good for my soul last week's visit was and realized I couldn't bear to miss a week of spending time with horses! Still, it was my intention to do a shorter visit, maybe just one hour of grooming instead of two, until last night, when I learned that a crew of men would be coming to pressure-wash our roof, patio, and deck in the afternoon. I decided it was much better for me to hang out with Drifter and maybe wear myself out doing so than sit in the house listing to the pressure washer's air compressor and getting a terrible migraine!
|Drifter dozing off in the cross-ties.|
|Drifter has shed most his|
winter coat on this side of his neck!
|Drifter at the wash rack.|
|Drifter contemplates life after being groomed.|
|Drifter's ginger eyelashes.|
Before I left, though, I made sure to get some pictures of the other horses with my good camera. The slope of the property made it somewhat hard to set up a good shot, especially when I was using my 100 mm lens, but the quality is definitely better than the ones I took with my point-and-shoot! I hope that one of these days I can photograph them when they are out in the pasture, which would make it much easier for me to get a shot of the whole horse and without all kinds of nibbled rails cluttering up the view! You may notice that the bulk of the pictures are of Syd, or Syndicate, but that's because he's the prettiest.
|Beacon, the most aloof horse, surveys the scene.|
|I caught Bear mid-yawn with his tongue out in this photo!|
|Bear and Syd seem to be buddies. They often touch noses over the fence.|
|Such a handsome horse!|
|He has a very nice inquisitive personality, too.|
|Look at Syd's beautiful muscular neck!|
|He has a beautiful big head, too.|
|Be still my heart!|
|The handsome Hanoverian.|
It was a rather exhausting afternoon, but it was good I spent all the time at the park and at the stable. It ended up taking the roof-cleaning crew five hours to do the job and I'm very glad that I was away for four of them, spending time outside on a beautiful May day with some of my favorite animals. It beats sitting around feeling cross and wearing earplugs! I'll be starting out my new dog-sitting gig a little more tired than I would like, but I've had my weekly horse fix and that goes a long way!