Some folks have asked about the wagon and horses in the background of one of our pictures of the Deville in it's parking area while we work on it.
Has nothing to do with the Deville but is a big part of our lives.
|The '59 Deville and the horses|
We just lost Fire...a big Polish Arab...that we had for 20+ years. He was a gentle as a lamb but had the heart of a lion.
We rode a lot of trails together and he gave a lot of kids their first rides.
The Belgian Drafts are truly gentle giants. We had four but lost Katie this year at 21 years old. We have wagons and farm implements and Katie and JC were "broke the best" as our Amish friends used to say.
Here's a couple of shots taken at Bishop Mule Days over the years where we pull the BLM Fire Wagon. They loved the crowds and would prance down the street proudly the entire route.
|Katie is the near horse without the blaze. She was the leader||of our herd.|
Our Halflinger's are very similar in color and disposition to the drafts but about half the size. Very easy keepers and really like to be around people. Belgians on the right and Luke, our first Halflinger on the left.
When it's brushing time, everyone wants in on the act. You can get an idea of just how big these horses are as my wife is standing on a tack box and the girls have their heads bent over to be brushed.
More about the progress I've made and some things I've learned.