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Monday 10-19-2015

Figaro, lookin' good!

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Tuesday 10-20-2015

Something a little different today......

Jethro Tull – Heavy Horses (video below)

Iron-clad feather-feet pounding the dust,
An October's day, towards evening,
Sweat embossed veins standing proud to the plough,
Salt on a deep chest seasoning.
Last of the line at an honest day's toil,
Turning the deep sod under,
Flint at the fetlock, chasing the bone,
Flies at the nostrils plunder.
The Suffolk, the Clydesdale, the Percheron vie
With the Shire on his feathers floating.
Hauling soft timber into the dusk
To bed on a warm straw coating.

Heavy Horses, move the land under me.
Behind the plough gliding slipping and sliding free.
Now you're down to the few
And there's no work to do:
The tractor's on its way".
Let me find you a filly for your proud stallion seed
To keep the old line going.
And we'll stand you abreast at the back of the wood
Behind the young trees growing.
To hide you from eyes that mock at your girth,
And your eighteen hands at the shoulder.
And one day when the oil barons have all dripped dry
And the nights are seen to draw colder
They'll beg for your strength, your gentle power
Your noble grace and your bearing.
And you'll strain once again to the sound of the gulls
In the wake of the deep plough, sharing.

Standing like tanks on the brow of the hill
Up into the cold wind facing
In stiff battle harness, chained to the world
Against the low sun racing.
Bring me a wheel of oaken wood
A rein of polished leather
A Heavy Horse and a tumbling sky
Brewing heavy weather.

Bring a song for the evening
Clean brass to flash the dawn
Across these acres glistening
Like dew on a carpet lawn.
In these dark towns folk lie sleeping
As the heavy horses thunder by
To wake the dying city
With the living horseman's cry.
At once the old hands quicken,
Bring pick and wisp and curry comb,
Thrill to the sound of all
The heavy horses coming home.

Jane Liess
Wow, that was beautiful!  Thank you SO much, Scott.
And where would the world be today without these hardy hard workers.  Beautiful tribute to them for sure!
Thursday 10-22-2015


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Friday 10-23-2015

Armeria (Aria)

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Monday 10-26-2015

Diamond says hello.

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Tuesday 10-27-2015


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Wednesday 10-28-2015

Reno (left) and Montana Truffle (right).

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Thursday 10-29-2015

Robin's Ole Princess

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Friday 10-30-2015

Here’s a picture of my husband bonding with Al. My husband, Travis, is not a “horse person” but thought it was so cute that Al would walk with him and follow him everywhere he went.

 - Kathryn 

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Monday 11-2-2015

Chubby Checker

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Jenni O.
So cute!
Tuesday 11-3-2015

Eli (Levi) and Jurita

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Jenni O.
Hmmm, where have I seen that picture before???
Wednesday 11-4-2015

Ok Jenni [smile]

Jurita and Eli (front) and Jenni and Peanut (rear)

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Thursday 11-5-2015

Jennifer and Inigo

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Great pictures.

Kathryn you said Travis is not a horse person, hmmm hmnm, you meant to says; "not a horse person yet"
I love that picture of Jenny and Inigo!  Good job, Joe.  Or whoever took it.
Karen's name is on the photo
Friday 11-6-2015

Karen of MHWF with her horse, Josh, at Sheep Mountain Table in the Badlands a few years back.

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Jane Liess
What a great memory that must be!  Lovely...
Awesome photo and horse.  I have one memory of the badlands....HOT!  Car thermometer read 108.
Scott: MHWF
90's during the daytime, 20's at night [smile]
Definitely on my bucket list [smile]  You and Josh look so dang cool!!
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