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We’ve had some changes in our “old folks” pen.  Two of the three old horses in it have passed.  They lived long, long lives for horses — about 34 and 36 respectively.  Both were Arabs, who tend to be long-lived.

The third, a Morgan mare — also a long lived breed — was having trouble getting from one end of the big pen to the other, so we did some shuffling around.  The mare is in a smaller pen, where she hasn’t got so far to walk between food and water.  It’s a nice shady pen and she seems quite happy with her new neighbors.

That left the big pen empty, so we filled it with two not-quite-so-old but no-spring-chickens-either horses.  They make an interesting picture together.

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A white (grey) mare and a black gelding — sunshine and shadow.

They seem quite happy together, but there’s no question but that the white mare is In Charge.  Here she’s telling him where to go.

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They’ve only been together one day, but already they’re like an old married couple.

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I’ll have to get some more pictures of them.  They’re a challenge to a photographer.  I almost got one great shot of them side by side, but they moved.  They seemed to think the hay truck was more important than getting their portrait taken.

I guess I can understand that.

 

 

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Posted July 13, 2015 by stablewoman in Horses

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