Snow? Huh?

Snow?  Where did that come from?  I don’t like it.  Tell it to go away.

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What about the birds?

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What about the daffodils trying to make an effort?

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What about my horses?

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Now, every time they see me, they want food.

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But that is not going to happen as all of them know how to dig for grass and the snow is not that deep and no one is thin and quite frankly if you feed them just stand around looking gormless.

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On a plus side, though, Hammy’s nose is looking good….

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and his hair is worthy of a L’Oreal advert!

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Bozz-Bozz is a pain in the arse.  I can’t take any photos of him as he is never more than 4″ away from me.  Who said you can never catch Shetland ponies?

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This little fur fluff-ball in the snow lives naturally unclipped, unrugged, unfed with an unwashed coat. It all works very well for him just as he was designed to.

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Arcturus is a sossage (not the Findus lasagne variety).

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From an early age, the Shetland pony knows how to find food too.  They watch the others and learn.

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Even Hammy, our registered Welsh Section A of exemplary parentage, is a fat little barrel.  He has had no extra feed and no rugs this winter, nor needed it imho.

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Obviously, I would be the first out wrapping ponies up in duvets and turning on the central heating if I thought for one minute that anyone was suffering in this cold.  But they are not.  They really are not and I don’t actually think anyone would give me a thank you if I did.

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You might’ve guessed that the latest régime of analgesia is not working and I am not in the best of moods.

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Thank God I have my horses.  They are my sanity.

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3 thoughts on “Snow? Huh?

  1. Cate in Dundee

    They look fine, and very happy. I hate seeing horses outside wrapped up all year round, and solely for their owner’s convenience. They must hate it.

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  2. Martine

    YES! One of my posts, a tongue-in-cheek tale of chipping a lovely Flurry out of a pile of muck was shared on Chronicle of the Horse this week… some people “got it” but a surprising number of people responded with “This is why my horse is rugged all winter”To suit who? Not the horse!!I’m glad they are keeping you sane. Hammy’s little nose looks perfect again. Keep knockin back the Tramadol. Someone has to take it.

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  3. Liz

    Though our weather patterns are vastly different, my Shetties also do without added rugging in the Winter. They certainly don’t suffer for it. Even the Dartmoor does without as a rule. The only time they get washed is for a show (and one not even that!)Your lads look fit and fat and very well indeed.

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