I’m a natural dark blonde. My husband says I’m light brown. I say I’ve got natural highlights. I like my natural highlights. I like highlights that aren’t natural, too. Just not on me, and I certainly don’t like highlights on horses.
Yeah. I don’t like highlights on horses. How do I know this???? No, seriously, how do I know that I don’t like it? Have I ever SEEN a horse with highlights?!?!?
The answer, my dear friends, is a resounding, “YES! I have seen a horse with highlights.” In fact, my horse has highlights.
Hold on. Stop. Re-read.
MY HORSE HAS HIGHLIGHTS.
I know, I know, you want the story.
After bringing the horses in from the turn-out the other day – I noticed that Avdoo had bitten Frankie HARD. There was blood trickling out of the wound, and it needed to be cleaned. I was running late, and couldn’t give it the washing that it really needed, so I poured hydrogen peroxide on it. I rubbed the solution onto the wound with a cotton ball, and cleaned it thoroughly.
I looked at the clock, “CRAP!!!!!!! It’s already 5:15 pm, and I’m 15 minutes late. CRAP!!!” I hurriedly trotted Frank back to his stall, and gave him his grain.
I didn’t rinse the hydrogen peroxide off. Yeah. STUPID. STUPID. STUPID.
I now have a horse with highlights. Check it out.
Since I took my camera out to the barn to document the highlighting fiasco, I figured I’d take the freedom to shoot some “pretty” shots of the boys. They were so incredibly affectionate with me, following me around, nuzzling my shoulders, playing with me. I hadn’t spent time with them like that in the pasture for so long, it was absolutely wonderful. There was a moment when I was sitting in the grass, with Avdoo cuddled up next to me and Frank grazing a few feet away where I felt like my heart would explode from the love I have for these animals. They’re so incredibly special, and despite being so much darn work, are a part of my life that I would fight, fight, FIGHT for! Aaah, the joys of being a horsewoman!
Other than the horses, what did my day hold? I had a trip to the dentist’s (turns out that a sinus infection can cause all sorts of havoc for your teeth) and a trip to the market. I spent a crap load of time cooking the food I bought at the market, all the while craving calzones but unable to make them since I had no dry yeast for the dough. I also made progress on researching flights to Cabo. Ok, seriously – besides for the dentist – that sounds like a vacation in itself! Here are the photos from the day.
And we can’t forget the meals of the day………..