Thursday, November 26, 2009

Panama is thankful for mares

I went out to the barn this morning thinking I would beat the crowds. As it turns out, so did quite a few people. But also as it turns out, this gave Panama not one but two mares to play with. I turned him out with Lady, another 4-year-old, for the second time today, and before they had finished another boarder brought out her mare, an older girl named Windy.

This picture was taken after he had worked up quite a sweat showing off for the mares. He was SO cute about it — curling his neck, flagging his tail, and prancing. Such a flirt, and a naughty one, too — when Windy didn't want to play, he started bouncing in, nipping her on the butt, and bouncing away again before she could kick out at him. It was like watching a puppy play — I was amazed at how light on his feet he can be when he wants to be!

Sweaty horse

He worked up most of this sweat running in circles after Lady, with whom he is quite enamored, was rudely taken from him and returned to her run (which he could see from the arena). Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me today — just my cell phone, which doesn't really have the picture or video quality to capture something like that.

Panama is also thankful for rolling, which he did many, many times today. It was a lovely warm day, much warmer than it has been for a while, and perfect for rolling and frolicking in the arena with other horses — or so I've been told.

My horse rolling

I'm sorry for not having blogged much lately. In addition to my regular work and the time I spend with Panama, I have been participating in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Since I can't sacrifice work time, and I don't want to sacrifice horse time, my blogs are what have suffered. But I have plenty to blog about, so I will try to catch up soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!



At November 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You don't write much about your writing. Let us know what you've been doing for NaNoWriMoNiNoMaKi or whatever it is. Have you written any novels? I've had quite a desire to return to novel writing lately. I have so many unfinished projects.

At November 26, 2009 at 8:14 PM, Blogger Veronica said...

Oh! How are you going with NaNo? I didn't sign up, I couldn't commit to it this year, plus I wanted to finished up a current project, not start a new one. But, I'm still curious how everyone else has done!

And Panama is just gorgeous.

At November 27, 2009 at 4:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the rolling photo! Hope the writing is going well - let us know more about it.

At November 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Hey everyone, I took the hint and wrote a post about my writing. :o)

NM, I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving too! Your NaNoWriMoNiNoMaKi comment made me laugh.

Veronica, thanks, I think he's gorgeous too! But I might be a bit biased. ;o) By the way, you'll see I did find a way to work on a current project rather than starting a new one.

And Kate, I liked that photo too -- I just wish I'd had my camera with me, because I could have gotten some even better ones if I had it!


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