As you can see, she's no prima donna--she's a TRUE BEAUTY! (Go Billy from Lewiston, ID! But ditch the "murse".)
Here Beautiful has found a dry patch of dirt to lay on--she does this every day the sun is out! She's even pretty with a dirty face.
I went out and sat with her after I took these shots. I love sitting with horses when they're relaxing in the sun.
Beautiful loves to smell me--so almost every picture I have of she and I has something to do with sniffing each other. We call that kissing. I love her smell, but I can't imagine she likes mine. I think it's more curiosity. Here are some pics of the hay--the main source of food for them through winter. I use an alfalfa/grass mix, which keeps their sweet breath smelling of Spring all through the year.
I used to have four or five times this amount, but the supply has dwindled fast. I'm not sure how long this will last us. We may be looking for hay before the next cutting.
Here is their grain. I use whole oats. Beautiful didn't like grain, if you remember back to when I first brought her home. Now she LOVES it. I often surprise her with it, and I fed it to her through the really cold winter days. Now I'm cutting way back because the temps are increasing and they don't need as many calories.
This is the Allegra for the older horses. It smells so good-like tobacco and oats. I feed this to the older guys because it has good vitamins for their joints.
Beautiful is very curious, and I love that about her. Today while she was eating, I went over to take these pictures--I'm longing for the day I can get back on the trails--hopefully soon. Here are the bridles...