Long beautiful hair
Streaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
(Anyone know that song?…)
It rained last night and today… and it will storm again tonight, so I like to fluff up the coats on my older horses when I know it will storm, just to make sure they have the warmth they need should they stand out in it – which they seem to choose most often.
Tonight, I started with Dodger, my Shetland. No one is sure of his age. I purchased him in 1995 at a meat auction in Oregon for $16.23. At that time, he had double ridges in his teeth, so I had no idea how old he was… but he looked to be in his teens. I was told he was an aggressive reject from a pony ride circle. (The saddle scars on his back may be an indication as to why…)
Once I got Dodger home, I had the vet out. The vet said he had never seen double ridges in a horse’s teeth and because of this, he had no idea how old he was. However, he did have all of his adult teeth and judging by the length, he thought Dodger was 9 or 10.
So, I’ve had him for 22 years and he was guestimated at 9 or 10 when I got him… so I know he is at least early 30s, and probably older by the way he looks now. But, we will never know for sure.
What I do know is that he has lots and lots and lots of hair. Lots of hair in the air, in my mouth and all over my clothes. Not that I notice, really. Hubby notices…
You probably know the drill.
Here is a photolog of me poofing up the coats on the older horses in preparation for the rain tonight.
MARCH BUCKET FUND HORSE, SWAYZE, NEEDS SURGERY TO SURVIVE. His Drop in the Bucket Fund (story here) only needs $459 to give him his lifesaving surgery! Just a few drops will add up! Thank you in advance!
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