Horses and a Foal, Grandaughter’s delight!

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HAHA! The photo has character I’d say, a little sideways but FUN! A friend took this photo as I stood at the gate as my granddaughter gets to visit the new foal at our barn. My granddaughter just turned 3 years old and she just loves horses like I did at that age, I was completely obsessed. I think its safe to say that Alice is completely obsessed with horses too! We have such a great time when we are at the barn her and I, as we go and visit almost every horse in their stalls. We see all the different breeds and colors. I just had to share a few photos of these two little ones!!

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So precious these little ones, and I am thinking I am glad I get to see this little filly here at our barn as it is such a responsibility to have a foal. I bought my horse Chloe when she was just turning 2 years old, the youngest horse I’ve ever owned. And she was not trained or broke to ride so I had the enjoyment of being able to do that with her, a dream I always had that is now fulfilled. Breeding and having a foal? I’m not so sure as it would be my luck to not be lucky enough to have everything go smoothly. It can be a costly adventure, I rather enjoy others and someday if I have the chance I can just start another 2 or 3-year-old. I’m thankful Alice can see a young horse up close, I don’t think you can get any closer!  😀

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This is a very hot summer, hotter than we have had in a few years. I’m finding I have to rinse my horses off just about every day to make them comfortable. Even if they are not worked or ridden on the trail I am hosing off the dried sweat of the previous afternoons the next morning. They itch and scratch along the fence line with the dried sweat so I try to get that off as often as I can. I need to go buy some lanolin which I usually keep on hand. They sell in concentrate and you dilute in a spray bottle and it is so helpful to moisturize their skin especially if you hose them off a lot as I know you are also hosing off the natural oils in their coat. It’s like a double edge sword, you want to get off the itchy dry salty sweat but you also remove the oils too. I’m heading to the feed store tomorrow for sure! This pretty girl got a bath today and she so enjoyed standing in the shade in the cross ties getting a nice bath. It was a gorgeous day at the barn, enjoying a ride on my other horse Zack and gave Chloe a bath! I hope you all had a great weekend!  ❤ ❤ ❤

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Horse lover forever,

-Diana

5 thoughts on “Horses and a Foal, Grandaughter’s delight!

  1. The second photo is magical. Please put that on your wall 🙂 Children and horses are something special. When my daughter was two years old, I worked at a 7000 acres ranch in Nevada. My job was to take care of the 25 (give take a few,) Paint Horses there. In the spring time when there was several foals my daughter was in heaven. I have photos of her, with those foals, that I really should hang on the wall 🙂 I think I’m going to have to print some of those when I move into my new home. I had a phone interview for a job yesterday. It felt very good. The job, staying with two young children, while their mom is working night, would feel very rewarding. The compensation included both a weekly salary and an apartment. I really hope the lady liked me! I could bring Gretchen with me as well.

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    1. I’ll have to definitely print some of these great photos and that one is so special Thank you for your kind words! ❤️
      How lucky to have photos with your daughter with foals! 😀

      And what GREAT news about your job interview!! ❤️ I just know she will love you, and wonderful it comes with an apartment. And with a bigger dog that can be hard to find a place to stay, fingers crossed, prayers said, seems like so much are falling into place as it was meant to be. So wonderful to find a place so you can have Gretchen with you, she’s like your other daughter! 😀

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