Saturday, April 11, 2015

Better late than...I don't know what

It's now almost three months since I posted anything to my blog.
I can't really call myself a blogger any more, can I?

Well, to help remedy the situation, here are some photos my husband, Richard Schear, took during our recent trip to Calgary and beyond.

These are from the Wild Rose Icelandics horse farm, owned by our new friends Danielle and Kyle.
Danielle and I share a laugh.

My history with horses

I grew up in British Columbia, in what was then a small city surrounded by farms and orchards. I had plenty of opportunities to ride horses, and I did try, more than once, but the horses would always know I was afraid, so they would all toss me off. Very scary stuff, that.

I retained my fear of horses into adulthood, and into my old age, until last year when we visited Iceland and I met a herd of Icelandic horses. All they wanted was for me to hug them, and cuddle them, and sweet talk them. I was in love.

This week I was able to hug Icelandic horses again, and it was just as wonderful. We've been invited back, and I will certainly make sure we go.

Meanwhile, the photos...

This is Aurora.

This is Aurora's trick.
A finger held horizontally, then raised up in front of her nose, always produces this reaction.
Needless to say, I thought it was great fun, and had her do her trick again and again.

Coming soon to a blog near you: the reason we went to Calgary.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yay! You're BA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-ACK! Goody! Love the shaggy Icelandics and especially Aururora's trick. And I am SO looking forward to thenext instalment, and Jane. I am watching one of her videos right now. When Animals Talk - as we know they do.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh the joy of seeing you back on the etherwebble - and that too with such a fun and frolicsome post!!! These are absolute darlings and they clearly brought some joy. Looking forward to tale of the whys and wherefores... Hugs from here. YAM xx

Gail said...

I do love horses.

Red said...

Good to see you post again.

Joyful said...

What great fun with some lovely horses. I don't think I've ever seen these kind before and they look so cuddly. Glad to read from you again Kay. Keep warm and enjoy Spring. xx

Mara said...

Fortunately I didn't miss you completely, since we are also friends on the facebookthingy, but it is great to see you back in blogland! And with such a great story and such fantastic photos to share! Hope to see many more posts and photos.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your hair!
Yes, good to *see* you.
Brave woman confronting her fears.

Leslie said...

I've been a sporadic blogger myself lately, but was thinking of you recently and I'm so glad I checked in! I would love to meet these darling horses myself - they seem more like giant shaggy dogs in their temperaments :)

Janice Adcock said...

Nice to have you back! Love the one where you are standing next to the horses looking down!

Powell River Books said...

Glad you are back. I'm a horse lover from way back. My dad would take me riding on weekends at a stable near us in the Los Angeles riverbed. In those days it wasn't a cement channel like it is today to prevent flooding. Then is junior high school I got a horse of my own. I had to ride it in the same Los Angeles riverbed, but by then it was all cement except for a little dirt trail along the side. I still loved it. After I married Wayne, he bought me a horse for Christmas, always a childhood dream for find one on the lawn or under the tree. But now that we are up the lake so much, having a horse isn't feasible. But I can still dream. - Margy

Kay said...

I was wondering what happened to you. I want you to know that we ended up buying those Moose Droppings in Vancouver in April.