One of my favorite things about this time of year is the magnificent sunrises!
Each and every morning I am met with such dramatic skies...
definitely a good reason to get up early!
Yesterday when I finished morning chores, I stopped to watch Sid, Becky's horse.
He was happily grazing in the pasture,
but stopped eating and headed towards me upon seeing me.
What a handsome boy...
and so very athletic.
Becky and he have been training for cross country eventing.
They have an amazing relationship.
You might remember that Sid was Becky's racehorse rescue from a couple of years ago.
It's been a joy to witness his transformation over the past couple years!
His pasture mate is Shirley.
Shirley is a sister to my ponies, Donnie Brasco and Scarlet.
She's a sassy little chubby gal who definitely rules the pasture
and keeps Sid in line!
What a gentle soul... and very outgoing,
unlike so many horses who will ignore you...
Sid likes to be the center of attention.
He's a beautiful mover...
taking a few laps through the pasture just to show off.
And the returns to the fence to say...
"Did you see me running? Huh? Did you? Did I do good?"
Across the aisle in an adjacent pasture is Becky's elder horse, Duffy.
Duffy is in his late 30's and is long retired.
His days are spent napping, nibbling, and making sure Sid and Shirley behave themselves.