Guess what we were up to again yesterday?
Horses, horses, horses. Jake took us out for a wagon ride! He lifts that harness like it was light as a feather; I can barely haul it across the barn!
Before the ride, Gordon and I brushed the horses. It's pretty muddy outside right now. Gordon looked after Sarah.
I looked after Limerick. You know, he just doesn't look as huge in this photo as he does when I'm standing right next to him (I think I was on a little concrete edge here.) He is something like 17.2 hands tall. I'm just a bit over 5' 7" and the top of my head is a bit under Limerick's shoulder.
The horses love Jake (and Sam, who was busy yesterday and couldn't come out with us.)
We are learning how to harness up the horses. Jake makes it sound so simple but I keep screwing something up every time!
When they were all harnessed, the horses were led out across the mud by Jake and Gordon.
I swear we just grin ear-to-ear the whole time we are out with these lovely beasts.
Still snow left! It is supposed to hit 24C here by Friday, but when I walked to our woodlot today, I had to push through some snow that was over a foot deep.
The horses are getting hitched up to the wagon here.
Gordon held on to them while Jake got the nice seat that fits on those red posts.
And off we went down the road!
The horses are very used to traffic. Jake said they don't even flinch when a big transport truck goes by!
When we got onto a quieter dirt road, Jake handed me the reins for awhile. I was careful not to go into the ditch!
And here's a short video.
I can't wait to go out again!