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The Old Couple at Sunset

Stormy, the one behind, turned 30 this year. Friday is 28. They do well and are still game for a trail ride now and again. Stormy even won a first in the flags competition at our local competition this summer. It didn't hurt that he was the only entry in the Old Timers class (his life-long best friend was 'promoted' this year), but he had to have a clean ride - no breaking pattern, no missing flags. His time was not too shabby, either. He's got a tumor behind his eye, pushing his "inner eyelid" (not the right term) out around the eyeball. It's very ugly and impairs his vision a bit, but you don't anesthetize a 30 year old horse so we live with it. We'll be fattening him up a bit for the winter though, he's starting on extra beet pulp and Friday might get some too, although she's holding her own fairly well.


My latest blog post is an ode to my debt to Flickr. I tried something new and recorded myself reading it. If you are interested it is here.


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Taken on August 8, 2012