Hey, that's no gauntlet, that's not even a carrot or a measly bit of hay! That's an old glove that happens to smell like all of those things. Even horses know when they've been cheated! ;-) It wasn't intentional, the camera is very small and I can't hit the buttons with my gloves on. These two boys have been together 8 years now.
I had water tanks to scrub and fill and fences to check so even though it was a grey snowy day I thought I would take the camera out with me and get some shots of curls.
I usually end up with lots of shots of horse noses but here are a few of some of the curls.
Imp is my worst nose offender BTW, and shooing him with one hand only got me this.
He'll bring his head right around into my face in a second. I've worked on spacial issues with this fellow since he's arrived. Maybe the two days he was a bottle baby did make a difference. Imprinting is strong in most baby animals. He's a big in your pocket sweetie though and has learned to cheat a bit. The feet stay where they should but the neck stretches wonderfully.
Boo does stay in his allotted space and has just the most perfect curls on his fore head.
It's present all year but really stands out in the winter.
Cooper has gotten his waves and ripples. While not terribly curly in the middle parts, his rump and neck get crowded with these lovely marcel waves.
Dandy is enjoying a carrot treat. I caught him mid chew. He gets a soft but crowded curl and of course, that stunning copper orange color deepens.
Against a field of white snow he glows like the Great Pumpkin. This bright sorrel is my very favorite horse color.
Lastly because they are curly also, a picture of the girls. What a silly bunch they are. Thy are all watching Sylvie investigate.
I headed to do a small hike around the front of the property and everyone had to join in. My quiet walk in the woods turned into 5 goats jostling and jogging. bleating for me to slow down while they crashed through woods keeping up. How relaxing!