I decided not to wait and went to get Willy started up. Since it had been raining a little Willy had mud splattered legs and damp ears. I worked slowly in the indoor ring as I let him dry off a little bit, shining up his coat until it glowed like cherry chocolate. He sure does shine when he's clean. I love that about colored horses, they can really show off the light in a nice healthy shimmer. I do like grey horses but their "white" coats don't quite have that shiny glow that bays, blacks or chestnuts have, although a flea bitten grey can be quite striking or a well groomed almost all white grey horse! Once I had Willy tacked up I looked outside for Susan, gone, go figure. Oh well I decided I'd work in the indoor ring for a little while since I didn't want to get too cold and wet in the misty outdoors.
|Willy's cute hind hooves, see the dot and the darker "stripe" on the hoof below? |
|One of the little mini's who Willy used to have as a roomate|