My daughter (Thing 1) is completely obsessed with horses. She wants to be a horse trainer someday and have a ranch with lots of horses. She has loved them since she was 3 and she's 9 now.
Yesterday I took them all for a drive in search of cool things like fences and abandoned barns and such. Driving by, I saw 2 horses off in the distance and promised her that on the way back, we'd stop and look at them. She's been asking me to take pictures of horses so we can frame them and hang them in her room.
So, back to the horses we went. They were out in the field and stopped grazing when we pulled up, pretty far away. They stood for a few minutes, then started to come over to us. They walked all the way up to the wire fence next to the road where we were parked. Thing 1 was beside herself with excitement, and I thought it was pretty neat that they came over to us. They just stood there and watched us as we watched them and I took 5,386 pictures. (OK, I'm exaggerating.) For about 15 minutes, this is what we did. She wanted to pet them, but I wouldn't allow her to not knowing who they belonged to and what their temperament was. I wish we had the room (and the money!) to get her a horse of her own.
Isn't this horse beautiful? He is HUGE and was so calm and curious. I'll be sharing more over the next few days. :o)
(p.s. In my tags row=road, wish I could edit those!) Thanks Meg!