So I'm not on a horse today...or yesterday...or the day before. I've played with some, and spent a good bit of time grooming Sherman (twice) yesterday. But I'm doing so in the barn, out of the wind, and (if I'm lucky), in a spot where the sun is shining through. I took some video today, and you can hear the wind in the microphone when I turn towards the north:
(I used youtube's "image stabilization" editing feature to eliminate a bit of the camera-shake caused by the wind. I see now that it does unnatural things to horses' legs. Sherm is handy, but he's not quite this physics-defying!)
The best place to be today was here, on the leeward side of the barn, lying low in the sun-warmed grass while I filled the pasture #1 water trough:
I sat here quite happily watching the horses nap and/or graze for about 15 minutes. I can't express how tremendously satisfied I feel when a horse comes over to get a drink from the freshly-filled trough.
|Sparky goes for the fresh water.|
And even happier when she stays to visit...
Maybe tomorrow it will be a bit less windy, and I'll get out there and enjoy a different aspect of these amazing creatures.