Thursday, December 24, 2009

Twas The Night Before Christmas

The stockings were hung on their stall doors with care,
Depicting the occupant perfectly there.

Merry Christmas
Misty & Marley

May your stockings be filled with goodness.
(and carrots too)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Horses on Parade

The minis were adorable.

The drafts were statuesque.

The draft crosses were elegant.

A beautiful team of Hackney/Clydesdales pulling an historical carriage once owned by a U.S. President (Grover Cleveland if I heard the announcer correctly).

Monday, December 21, 2009

Misty's Monday Muse

We hope that someday Marley will be able to pull a carriage in a parade like these Fjordhorses.

In their cart were lots of toys for good little girls and boys.

More festive holiday horses will parade through this blog on their way to Christmas day.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Misty's Monday Muse

"A square wheeled potato cart."

That's how our new farrier described Marley when he watched him move. Like a square wheeled potato cart.

He said Marley walks like he's wearing these on his feet.

Poor Marley. We've been concerned about how easily he trips due to his low heels and long toes, even with hoof trims every 6 weeks. His heels are very short and very sloped. Previously we were told he has bad hoof conformation and nothing can be done about it. Our new farrier is hopeful that he can correct the issue, so he put shoes on Marley's fronts to protect his heels in hopes that they'll grow. We'll know more in 10 weeks.

We like our new farrier. He gives us cookies.

Do you want to know what the farrier said about my hooves?

I don't wish to brag, but if you really want to know.

He said... (I'm blushing now)...he said that I have "beautiful feet."

Maybe I could have a career as a hoof model.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Greatest Christmas Decoration Ever

I needed a good laugh this morning when this timely bit of humor arrived in my inbox.

Be sure to read the story below.

"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take my fake man down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was only one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard."