Friday, February 4, 2011

Horse Play

It's still pretty cold - windchills below zero - but very sunny and the horses are out.  There was lots of playing and frisking.  The mares were checking out the "forbidden" gate - it's usually closed with electric across it so they were cautious:


Dawn had a lot of fun running and playing:



Dawn and Sugar took a breather for a moment:


Then Dawn was back at it - for some reason today I got some pictures with feet off the ground:



Misty decided to forge a new path through a very deep snowbank:








Pie and Scout were having fun, too, taking a run:


Pie puts on some speed:


Time for some rough-housing:





Scout at rest - this photo really captures his personality:


I hope everyone stays warm and safe on this February day.

34 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo opportunity you had! With all the hassles and dangers that ice, snow, and freezing temperatures bring at least the horses had a fun time and you got some outstanding photos.

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  2. Great pictures. You can really get a sense of the personalities involved. Loved the series of pictures of Misty going through the deep snow. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Awww I love watching them play. Great pictures!

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  4. Great pictures Kate - glad the equines were having such a good time. Really like the Misty series :)

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  5. Great, great pictures. I too like the shots of Misty going through the snow drift.

    Dan

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  6. Wow, the photos are amazing Kate! Looks like the horses are really enjoying their playtime.

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  7. What great pictures! I especially love the ones of Misty forging her path. I've never even seen horses moving in snow that deep. Just amazing!

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  8. Holy snow! It's really a workout maneuvering thru all that snow! Great photos of the ponies playing! Pie gets down low with his run..power house butt!

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  9. Oh I LOVE the pics!! Misty running through the snowbank is so pretty! I love the ones of Dawn running, too. Isn't it funny how it can be so cold we can hardly stand it, and the horses are just having the time of their lives? :)

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  10. Love the pictures! I love to see horses play in the snow-it is the one thing I do miss about living where it snows.

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  11. OMG!!! Love the deep deep deep snow. Great shots.

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  12. Super pictures! I always seem to miss all the good shots myself.

    Wonder if Misty just enjoyed the challenge or simply wanted a straight line to where she wanted to go? Either way, I love that one! *G*

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  13. Wow!

    I love the pictures of misty making her own path through the snow.

    Mary

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  14. Awesome horse play photos!

    Your header is amazing!

    ~Lisa

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  15. All the pictures are wonderful! I especially loved Misty blazing a path through that huge snow drift - girl power!

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  16. That's one fun thing about snow... the horses seem to love it! You really got some great shots! :)

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  17. Love, love, love the new header shot! You got some great horse play photos, it's great to see them getting out and romping, bet they feel better after being confined during the storm.

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  18. Amazing!!! That one of Misty is just incredible.

    I laughed out loud at Pie and Scout's lips out and teeth - they are the very best of friends!

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  19. Those are awesome pictures!!! Love the new header. It looks like they're having a wonderful snow day even though it's cold--sunshine can really make a difference.

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  20. Great pictures of the herd romping in the snow. Like the new header too.

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  21. They look like they are having so much fun bounding through the snow. I wonder what they think about their changed world?!

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  22. Great pictures! That's a lot of snow; ours has mostly melted but there is still some ice around. I will be so glad to see spring.

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  23. Outstanding shots. Love the new header.

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  24. Beautiful photos! It is so nice to see such happy ponies!

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  25. What an awesome new header shot Kate ....and just love the pictures of the horses playing in the snow

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  26. Wow! Awesome photo op - and you sure made the most of it with some terrific shots (I enjoyed every last one :o)

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  27. great action shots. They really look like they're enjoying themselves. Sun and no wind makes it feel much warmer than it is.

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  28. Nice pics, and some darn good looking horses. Got a award over on my blog. Please come get it.
    http://observationsofanokie.blogspot.com/2011/02/awarded.html

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  29. Great pictures! That is alot of snow and the drifts are so deep! Looks like the horses were having fun playing around!

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  30. All that playing! All that curiosity! Pie loking like Secretariat! What excellent photos! they really take their viewer to right where you and your horses are. Can you believe that snow that they are plowing through? So unbelieveable! hey, I have also really enjoyed your header pictures that have you in them! So exciting and fun!

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  31. Kate, What great photos! Thanks for sharing them.

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  32. Honestly, these pictures gave me a good mood today. I just love looking at their pictures playing in the snow. Forget the horse training for the meantime and play with them.

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