Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Style 'N Grace Needs a Bath!

I wanted to introduce you to the largest member of our family, but you'll have to excuse her hygiene.  She always has a long face, but she's very happy.  She weighs in right at a thousand pounds, but she definitely does not have a weight problem.  She is a little hairy, though.  Her name is "Style N' Grace", "Gracie" for short, and she's a registered Paint.  She's our twelve year old, and she acts very much like a teenager.  She's even interested in the "boys" at the barn.  She can be a handful at times... but always in a good way.  At least we don't have to get expensive haircuts or clothes for her!  

Lucy and Amber, ride or work with Gracie at least 5 out of 7 days every week.  They both have an amazing bond with her.  And, with the warm weather, we went out to the barn late Monday afternoon, to let her run around a little.  She is shedding like you read about.  And, for all of her "Style N' Grace", it sure seems like she has a thing for mud!  She has been way overdue for a bath, which Amber gave her today.  I'll have to shoot a few more images of her now that she's clean, but I'm sure she had a good roll in the mud after we left today.  

Some of you know that I grew up with horses (not that I actually rode them or anything), but I don't think I ever appreciated them and what they can do for your spirits until we got Gracie.  She's pretty amazing!

Lucy has an amazing connection with Gracie!

Our 12 year old is getting ready for spring soccer!  Seriously!  They're putting together some games with players on horseback.  Sounds like a blast!    

Update Wednesday evening:  Little less mud!  Gracie had a bath yesterday, but we still had to clean mud off of her tonight.  She sure runs purdy... mud or no mud!

Note: We're waiting on news of a new foal at the barn!  Buttercup has gone past 320 days and won't fit through normal doors any longer.  Everyone thought she'd deliver a foal last week, so it could happen at any time.  I will post a few images as soon as the new one arrives!

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