Sunday, May 1, 2011

Little Horses

"All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl." author unknown.

Less than a mile from where I live in the suburbs, is a miniature horse farm. It has been there since before we moved to our present house, 27 years ago. When the girls were little, we would often stop the car and feed them apples or carrots. In all those years, I have never taken for granted the opportunity to drive past the pastures of these beautiful creatures. There are two ways into town, and I always take the road past the farm. Yesterday, I went by in early morning and stopped to get these pics.

This is the pasture that the newest born are kept in. These little guys came up to the fence to see what I was doing. They are so young, they are  still fuzzy!

Then later in the evening the same day, my daughter and I drove by, and horses were up close to the fence. She was just as anxious to get out of the car to see them as she was when she was 3!



Another little one, and this one has blue eyes!

Beautiful little thing. Look at those dainty legs and hooves.
You can tell how small they are compared to my 5'4" daughter. Not Shetlands....miniature horses.
As we were leaving, one little one still had not gotten enough scratches and rubs, but he found a way to scratch that itch.

I am joining Sunday Favorites. Please go see many lovely reposts at Char's.


Heidi said...

Hi Pat,
Gee you live in a pretty area. The fields and trees and that pond - everything is lovely and so green! Here in CA all the hills are brown again - the green only lasts a month or so.
The mini-horses are so cute! They look like they really loved your visit.
Thanks for visiting Heart and Home, too! I appreciate you stopping by.
Have a fun weekend.

Keetha Broyles said...

So gorgeous! Just looking at the pasture scenes made me relax.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Pat...

Ahhh...the miniature horses are just darling!!! How cool is have this little farm on your way into town! What a sight!!! I love the little buff and white spotted horse...sooo pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your photos with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week! This really was such a treat, my friend!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pam said...

The miniature horses are very cute. Did you know that some people use them as helper pets for people with disabilities? Sort of like the dogs that you more commonly see. I'm not sure about having them in your house though. I assume they would sleep outside though.