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I gotta tell ya…

One of my favorite things, is to watch the horses run and play in the pastures.

I open the gates everyday for their grazing enjoyment.

Yesterday I decided to grab my camera, for some action shots.

You know, you can never have enough of those stored on your computer.

So here we go!

 

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Even fat, little Tater Tot got into the race.

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Everyone seemed to be doing their own figure 8 patterns, almost playing chicken with each other.

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Farting and squealing…

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Squealing and farting…

Ahhh,

Just such a feeling of beauty,

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grace…

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…and comic relief.

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Don’t sell him short (yes pun intended) those little legs were a blur.

Atta boy Tater!

I see Kentucky Derby in his future.

Don’t you?

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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My now 9 yr. old mare Feather, as a weanling in 2004.

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Feather, 2012.

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Sora as a weanling, 2011.

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As a 2 yr. old, 2013.

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My now 6 yr. old mare Sophia, as a weanling.

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Sophia, 2012.

One thing for sure with Appaloosas, you can always expect change.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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When I saw that the weekly photo challenge was free spirit, I immediately thought of this photo.

My husband took this last fall.

It’s dusk and the sky was brilliant.

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No fences, saddle, bridle or halter. What better way (in my opinion) to represent “free spirit” than an Appaloosa. With their rich Native American history…

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Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Well, we’ve been spoiled this winter season in Wisconsin, with some very mild temperatures and even a GREEN Christmas!

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Don’t get me wrong it’s been great!!

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We’ve had some boring days, too.

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But now we have snow!! Let’s play ball!!!

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     I know it’s here somewhere!!   

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Uh oh, the ball is in the horse paddock! I don’t think Sophia is going to throw it back Emma.

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Do you think Gus will help?

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Gunner is victorious! Whinny and Emma? Not so much….

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Scott called from work today and asked me to have Sophia saddled up and ready at 4:50 pm. He wanted to get some silhouettes against the winter sky.

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He also wanted to get some using a “fill flash” technique. These were taken at the same time as the rest.

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Well I just had to add this one. Cute little Tilly Tot. Well actually messy little Tilly Tot. She likes it best if you leave the shavings in a big pile in the stalls. She will help spread them out for you. Such a thoughtful donkey.

Until next time…Appy Trails to you.

Smile Lisa

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My ‘07 Appaloosa mare “Late Storm”

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I love taking pictures of her galloping around the pasture!

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