Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn Colors and Horses



















  

Mellon continues to improve weekly.  Dusty is still his unwilling companion of choice during his

 convalescence.  Since the weather was nearly perfect and they were getting bored in their small

paddock we let them out to wander around the barn for the weekend.  They seemed to appreciate 

their new found freedom and took time out from grazing to investigate the goings on in and out of

 the barn.  The stall guards had to be put up to enforce the rest of the herds privacy and hay stash. 


I had planned to ride Dusty this weekend but the farrier came on Friday and I like to give them a 

day in between shoeing and riding.  Unfortunately, Dusty threw a shoe on Saturday...nice... so I

had to postpone my ride on her until she can be reshod.  The herd didn't come in  Saturday night

so I couldn't keep Blue nearby for a Sunday morning ride.   I swear Blue has a calendar and knows 

when the weekend rolls around so he disappears!


It would have been nice to ride and if I was truly motivated I would have loaded the tack in the 

mule and gone on a reconnaissance mission to find him. But it was just as rewarding hanging

 out with Dusty and Mellon and enjoying their company. 


Until next time

 
Quote for Today

When your horse follows you with out being asked, when he rubs his head on yours, and when you 

look at him and feel a tingle down your spine you know you are loved...do you love him back?







48 comments:

  1. Spectacular! The colors are just wonderful. I know all the horses are loving living in such a beautiful place!

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    1. I love this time of year, it's so pretty.

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  2. everyone seems to be enjoying this gorgeous weather and scenery. hope it lasts as long as possible! i'm just relieved to see mellon improving :-)

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    1. I'm happy Mellon is doing much better too!

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  3. Your place looks quite beautiful...it is just what I imagine an American horse ranch to look like; very different from our traditional English stables. How many horses do you have in your herd? Are they wild or domestic?
    You must work very hard to keep everything running smoothly and looking so lovely.

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    1. Thanks you Marie,

      We actually call it a horse farm not a ranch where I am on the East Coast. I always think of ranches as being out West. We currently have seven horses in our herd. Some are retired from showing and the rest we hack out for fun and do some training with. They are all domestic and most were show horses in their previous lives.

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  4. Fabulous colours. There is much more red in your leaves than there is here, they are going very yellow here (I'm hoping to have a few nice photos before too long)

    Glad to hear Mellon is improving & you had a nice day, even if you didn't ride.

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    1. Martine,

      The colors are really red on some of our trees here but we seem to be losing the leaves earlier this year than in the past. Looking forward to your pictures.

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  5. I'm so glad Mellon is doing better. The photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Victoria, we're happy about Mellon too.

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  6. Beautiful fall colors. I need to take some pictures myself before the foliage fades.

    My little farm does not begin to compare to your beautiful place, but I have happy horses here too, so that makes it all beautiful in its own way. Just having the horses here at home in my life makes every day a treasure. I can tell you feel exactly the same way.

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    1. I do feel the same way. They are so special and I feel privileged to have them in my life.

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  7. Howdy, your farm is wonderful this time of the year. However, if those are red maple trees, beware. Red maple leaves are very toxic to horses.They can cause Hemolytic anemia, then death. Some horse never eat the leaves, but some do.

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    1. Hi Ruthlynn,

      They are red maples and I know about the dangers but fortunately they won't eat the leaves. Thanks for thinking of telling me.

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  8. Those photos are breath-taking. Literally. I gasped at the colors. They are so beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing and I am glad Mellon is feeling better.

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    1. We're glad about Mellon too. You must be having the same color show by you too!

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  9. Just beautiful! Fall perfection!! Ours seems but a distant memory today, as it's been raining buckets and the wind is howling...what a difference a couple of days can make!! Love your quote - and YES!! I do!!

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    1. I wish I could have taken pictures last week when the leaves were at their peak. We had rain and wind too, so we're on the tail end of the colors and are missing a lot of leaves.

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  10. Love seeing the colors back east. This evening the fall color in our neighborhood is WHITE! Sn*w is a four-letter-word, ya' know.

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    1. OMG! I can't believe you have snow already! I hope we can hold off on the white stuff for a while.

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  11. Your fall colors are so beautiful!! Here in northern california, we went from summer to dead winter overnight!

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    1. I'm sure even your dead winter is still warmer than ours will be!

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  12. I love the colours of your autumn leaves ....it all sort of looks like a Monet painting. The two horses add that little bit extra something special. Hope the shoe finds its way back onto Dusty's hoof and you get some nice rides in!

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    1. I think the farrier is coming today so fingers crossed we'll be riding out soon.

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  13. So beautiful - wow!

    Also, thank you for the link over on my blog. I used it and found the four step mounting block. Looks perfect - thanks!

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    1. Glad I could help. We have one and it's worked for me.

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  14. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos - hope you get a ride soon!!

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    1. Thanks billie, I'm sure we will be enjoying a ride soon.

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  15. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Your farm is idyllic, especially with the fall colors. We're having a glorious fall, evergreen as always.

    Glad Mellon is feeling better. Nurse Dusty was a big help no doubt...

    Great quote - when my horse shows affection unsolicited, it fills my heart. He feels the need to escape from getting showered with smooches however. ;D

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    1. Glad to hear you're having nice Fall weather too. Dusty as nurse...hmmm maybe I should get her a nurses cap. No doubt shed just love that!

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  16. Wowza! I always look forward to your countryside pictures. I wish everywhere could look like that year round.

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    1. I wish it could be like this year round with the colors and cooler temps. Unfortunately, it only stays like this for a few weeks and we are off to winter.

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  17. Always appreciate seeing your lovely grounds, colors and of course, your stablemates. Just as well to let everyone hang out and bask while the sun still warms our backs; ice will soon follow. Enjoy!

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  18. Hi D.J.,

    Shhh, if you don't tell anyone winter is coming I won't either.

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  19. Your place is so beautiful.....I would never leave. :-)

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    1. Thanks Wolfie I appreciate the compliment.

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  20. Wow. Gorgeous. Why would you want to leave? :) Hope you get the feet back in working order soon.

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  21. Hi Margaret,

    Her feet are back in working order as you say. Now I'll just have to find the time to ride!

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  22. I love New York- especially in the fall!

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    1. Me too! It's just so pretty before the leaves fall and the big clean up.

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    2. Thinking of you in advance of this storm. Hopefully you won't get hit too hard and everyone will be a-okay.

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    3. Thanks for the good thoughts. We're as prepared as we can be. Wishing the same safety for you too.

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  23. Cushings and EPM, that's quite a combination for any horse. Glad to hear that Mellon is improving.

    Your place always looks beautiful no matter what time of the year. I love seeing your pictures of it.

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    1. Thanks MiKael. We are glad Mellon is doing better too. He's got another week on the meds and then the vet will check on him again.

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  24. Just beautiful. It must lift your spirits every time you go out.

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    1. Thank you Maire. It is pretty here this time of year.

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  25. Good news on Mellon. Dusty has been a faithful caregiver, though maybe unwilling.
    Your Autumn horses are gorgeous there. You have such a Dream Stables!
    Sorry about the shoe and Blue's antics.

    I'm on week 2 of a mystery hock ailment. So far vet says no surgery...but the mare and me are depressed...lay up cramps our mind and spirits!

    Praying the weather leaves you alone...hang In.
    KK

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  26. The autumn colors look so amazing! Your horses and barn are beautiful

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