Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Still shedding and Panama pics

It never ceases to amaze me how long it takes for a horse to shed out a winter coat -- especially Panama.  He seems to have a never ending supply of hair, which is amazing when you consider how thin his coat seems compared to other horses, and how easily he gets cold.

Panama also always starts shedding a few weeks or a month before Rondo -- so early that I really worry about him during the spring snowstorms we usually get in Colorado.  March is our snowiest month, followed closely by April.

This spring hasn't been too bad, though -- a few small snowstorms, but nothing too big or too cold.  The weather is now in the 60s and 70s, and I'm hoping the snow will be done with, but you never know -- there's hardly been a year when there hasn't been snow on the ground for my birthday (which is at the very end of April).  That's why I generally blanket more in the spring -- I feel like by the end of April, the horses don't have enough hair to stay warm during those wet, heavy spring snows.

Since I haven't blogged much in a while, I thought I'd treat everyone to a few pictures I took recently, mostly of Panama.  I forgot to get pictures of the boys playing together Monday evening, or of my friend and the kid riding together yesterday afternoon, but I do have a few recent pictures of Panama.

He really wanted me to ride him on Saturday, when V. had her lesson (you can see her haltering Rondo in the background in the first picture):

Also, remember the ball Panama used to like to play with?  It came back one day a few weeks ago (and then disappeared again -- someone apparently doesn't want everyone else using it).  I wasn't sure if Pan would remember it, as it's been nearly a year, but he loved playing with it again.

I do love my Panapony!



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