Monday, February 27, 2017

A horse, of course!

Happy end of February!  For the time being, the fields are nearly clear of the abundant snowfall that both human and animal had to plow through during these past winter months.  This time of year, weather can be fickle as it tricks you into thinking that early spring has arrived.  And then you get a blast of winter air as a reminder that the season has not yet relinquished its grip.   The horses enjoy days when temperatures become slightly warmer, as we all doThey run at a steady gallop in freedom of movement instead of being constrained by winter snow and crusty ice upon their hooves.   I was able to get a few shots of their approach behind the hay truck, their stomachs eager for a meal of delicious dry grass and alfalfa.

Horses tell us when it is time to quit feeding them.  It occurs when you see them in open fields, grazing on green grass erupting with the advent of spring. They suddenly lose taste for dry hay, preferring the fresh taste of new pasture growth.  Since it is still too early for this to happen, the horses remain eager to follow the hay truck for their daily meal.  It is a delight to watch the horse exhibiting energy, grace and power through beauty of motion.

If a horse could only talk!  Actually, they do in a language that only horse whisperers understand.  I refer you to a post that I wrote some years ago, if you'd care to check it out at

For today's post, I'll keep it simple and fun, referring you to Mr. Ed.  Taking a trip down memory laneMr. Ed was a popular television show in the 1960's.  Why?... it was about a talking horse, of course!  Check out this You Tube video with the nostalgic theme-song of Mr. Ed with lyrics following....

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.
Go right to the source and ask the horse
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
He's always on a steady course.
Talk to Mr. Ed.
People yakkity yak a streak and waste your time of day
But Mister Ed will never speak unless he has something to say. 
A horse is a horse, of course, of course
And this one'll talk 'til his voice is hoarse.
You never heard of a talking horse?
Well listen to this.
I am Mister Ed.
Lyrics by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston

I hope you will take time out and visit me again at The Turn-Up Patch on Monday, March 13.... until then, here is a great quote by Buck Brannaman that is worth pondering on, "The cool thing about horses, they don't have prejudice.  They don't care if you are tall or thin, dark or light, or if you are rich or poor.  They don't care about that.  They care about how you make them feel."

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