Thursday, December 15, 2005

the horses get to run

It's  a dreary, cold, windy day.  We took our walk this morning, and then went shopping.  We're always debating whether to go to Blue Springs Walmart, or cross the river to Richmond.  The Richmond store is never as crowded, being in more of a rural setting; and the road from here to there is not a busy one.  Both stores are good-sized and well-stocked.

Today we chose Richmond, and Cliff set the trip meter in the car so we could see if it was further there.  Well, it's only 21 miles.  So that will probably be our choice from now on.  We have a small Walmart 15 miles away, but it's just too small to be able to stock everything.

Although there isn't much for them to graze, I decided to turn the three horses out of their pen so they could feel free for awhile.  I knew they'd run, buck and carry on, so I had my camera.  Unfortunately, once through the gate, they ran so fast I didn't get any really good pictures of them running!    Snickers, the mare, ran out immediately; but the cowardly boys first circled their pen before passing through the gate.  In the first picture, you can see Blue just dying to get past Tude and run:

And next, you'll see the best shot I could get of them running.  Next time I do this, I'll have Cliff open the gate for them while I stand poised with the camera.

It's amazing how a dreary day can be lightened up by watching animals enjoy life.


robinngabster said...

I wish I was standing there watching them run in person.

ajoleblon said...

I just love to watch horses run wild!  They are so frisky! My first husband's family are cattle farmers and we had horses and cattle all around our house.  From a very young age, my daughter, was often caught petting cows and  horses.  She could get a squirrel to come to her.  Our hometown hosts the "Louisiana Cattle Festival" every year. :)

ora4uk said...

Just amazing that when we look for the good in a day....we find it so easy..and get so much enjoyment out of it....Hugs..>Ora

salemslot9 said...

watching Lil Miss White Cat
and Bashful the hamster
cheers me up
any day :)

tc01hm said...

Some of my favorite inner smiles comes from just watching my horses. Thanks for sharing yours!
You have to be quick, mine are gone in a heartbeat.

deshelestraci said...

When I had horses I used to love to let 'em loose after they had been cooped up for awhile!  Such fun.  They look like they were ready to go!

madcobug said...

I think you did a great job on the pictures. About your comment in my journal. Yes you would feel right at home in my house.  I am just a plain old country girl and my home reflects it. Helen

whitedove3622 said...

I am a city kinda girl but loved seeing those horses run. They look like children let out to play at recess time. What a wonderfu life MO !!

lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful horses!


fmgruber said...

I have to go along with your last line. With a big AMEN in the animal world.

tendernoggle said...

awwwwwww...I love that last picture!!! They are sooo happy in that one aren't they??? You can just tell it even though they are turned the other way! I love to watch animals having fun!!!  Thanks Mosie...makes me smile!
love ya,

vortexgirl said...

I can imagine that watching a horse run would be just good therapy.  
What happened to all that snow you had.  I haven't seen grass since it snowed.

marainey1 said...

I love this picture !  Animals and kids have a way of brightening up the day !  They are so awesome! I'm tired of being cold and it's not even winter yet!  'On Ya' - ma

siennastarr said...

Oh, they do look like they were itching to get out of that gate!!  It is nice to see animals enjoy freedom!  :)