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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Horsey critters

While traveling home from the Free State earlier this week, we stopped so that I could take photos of the beautiful scenery (and of course, any birds we saw). While snapping a small flock of cormorants on a scenic dam, I heard a clip-clop of horse's hooves behind me on the tar. I swung around and snapped...



While hiking in the mountains two weeks ago (before I bruised my foot! ๐Ÿ˜ข) we passed through the grounds of a well-known hotel. Several horses were grazing on the lawn but one specifically caught my eye. As I took its photo, my dear friend, Meredith told me it was called an Appaloosa also known as a painted horse. She also mentioned that they weren't known as being easy-natured horses.
 Apaloosa 

Back home I remembered to photograph the new horse, Archie and surviving miniature horse, Angus. When I downloaded the photos, I realized that Archie's coat was slipping over his left side! 
Archie and Angus (who looks smaller than our Lab, Skabenga) 

When we returned from our trip to the Free State, we met the latest addition to the farm, a rescue horse called Sally whom Debbie had adopted. 

Debbie with lovely Sally, the newest member of the farm family 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here

HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL! 



14 comments:

  1. Archie is handsome horse and Angus is so very cute. Sally is very pretty horse and I'm sure will fit in quite nicely to the growing menagerie. I didn't know Apaloosas made it all the way to SA. This ia famous horse breed in North America and so very connected to the "wild west". I love their markings. xx

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  2. Fun Horsy news. Love the last shot of the rescue horse coming into a loving family.

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  3. All beutiful horses and it is lovely for you to have a new horse on he farm again. Have a lovely weekend

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  4. All looking very sweet. The Appaloosa is beautiful!

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  5. this is a surprise after walking the other horses all those miles, now you have two more. I thought Archie was a pony, but it looks like a full size horse in this pic. so now two horses in you stable at night to help you sleep

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  6. Super images. I love horses and think your header is marvy.
    MB

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  7. Hello Jo, I love all the horses. the Appaloosa is beautiful. Congrats on the new rescued horse. I hope your foot is feeling better now. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. I enjoyed browsing your part of the world. I will follow!

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  9. Hello Jo! Great to see the beautiful horses & even little Angus!
    A special welcome to Sally! What a fantastic addition to the family!
    Happy weekend!

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  10. Awww, Sally is so sweet, as is Angus, of course

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  11. Wonderful photos, especially Archie, Angus and Sally. But then again the appaloosa is beautiful too. The fellow on the horse looks a little scary but I guess if he was a threat you wouldn't have photographed him.

    Diana

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  12. The horses are beautiful. I have never seen a miniature horse, Angus is so cute.

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  13. Beautiful horses Jo. I always wanted to learn to ride when I was young and when I did go out to a stable I was terrified.. I hadn't expected them to be so big ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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